The AGV rider Gautier Paulin has experienced a tough blow at round 6 of the FIM MXGP World championship in Valkenswaard.
The talented Frenchman was determined to pull back the deficit after bad luck had robbed him of valuable points in the Thai and Italian GP’s previously and with a stellar performance Paulin won the first grueling moto on the tough and treacherous Eurocircuit in the Netherlands.
Feeling confident and ready to challenge for the victory in moto 2 Paulin was pushing his way through the pack on the opening lap when he had just passed Bobryshev but he hit a deep sand hole and was thrown over the bars. The impact broke his collarbone but another ride, who failed to observe the yellow caution flags, hit Paulin while he was on the floor, breaking his thumb in the process. Paulin was taken to a local hospital where X-rays confirmed the injuries.