France May Not Have Mickael Pichon After All

September 17, 2006 7:40am

AMA Team USA is not the only squad dealing with an injury issue. In this afternoon's season-ending French Grand Prix in Ernee, former world champion Mickael Pichon suffered a crash at the start of the first moto and did not restart due to a concussion. According to TFS, who is at the race, the injury appears to be bad enough to keep him from racing the Motocros des Nations next weekend. "There has been no announcement, but France is looking for a new guy already," wrote TFS. Pichon, who rode for the French last year but is now in semi-retirement, was a late replacement for Sebastien Pourcel, the oldest of the fast French brothers.