Fractured Knuckle to Sideline Noren for Ironman

August 17, 2015 2:15pm | by:
Fractured Knuckle to Sideline Noren for Ironman

Fredrik Noren’s season will end a round early as the Honda HRC fill-in fractured the knuckle in his right index finger in the first moto on Saturday at Round 11 of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross in Utah. Noren sat out the second moto on Saturday and will miss the final round of the series this weekend at the Ironman National in Indiana.

Despite not scoring a single point on Saturday or this upcoming weekend, Noren has already locked up tenth in the 450 Class.

“I’m really bummed but I’m happy I’ll at least finish the season in the top 10 in points, even without getting points today or at Indiana,” he said in a team statement. “I’m grateful for everything that Team Honda has done for me.”

“I feel bad for Freddie,” said his mechanic Rich Simmons. “He came into today ready to race and unfortunately that’s not how it played out. He has been posting solid results all season for us, and was continuing to improve each week, so to see him go down like this is a bummer.”