KTM announced today that FMF KTM Factory off-road rider Charlie Mullins was injured in a practice crash last week while preparing for the 2016 season. The 2011 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) champion sustained a minor foot injury. No timetable has been announced on his return.
Mullins battled Kailub Russell down to the final round and finished a close second in GNCC points in 2013, then led the GNCC standings before devastating wrist injuries in 2014. He missed all of last season trying to get his wrists ready for the rigors of three-hour races, even spending some time down at Aldon Baker's place.
Below is the official announcement from KTM.
MURRIETA, Calif. – FMF KTM Factory Team rider Charlie Mullins sustained a minor foot injury last week while practicing for the 2016 race season.
The 2010 National Enduro Champion and 2011 GNCC Champion is in the process of rehabilitating his foot in order to line up for the opening round of the AMA National Enduro Series on February 7.
FMF KTM Factory Team Manager, Antti Kallonen, stated, “It’s a bummer for Charlie to experience this injury just before the start of the 2016 season but we are confident that he is prepared and will do what he needs to do in order to be ready to race at round one.”
Next Event: February 7, 2016 – Wedgefield, South Carolina