Racing is a tough business and despite his upside, potential, talent and results, Gabby Chaves has joined the all-too-long list of drivers looking to figure out what’s next for him this season.
Chaves, who won last year’s Verizon IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500 rookie-of-the-year honors in the same year, won’t be in the merged No. 98 Andretti Autosport Honda following the partnership established between Andretti and Bryan Herta Autosport, announced on Thursday.
Chaves tweeted on Thursday that he’s in too deep and still too committed to give up hope now:
“Thnks everyone for the support. Sad day for me, I’ve devoted my entire life to this and it’s tough but I’m not giving up, too far in now,” he wrote.
Andretti has not announced a driver for the fourth car yet.
Chaves also won the 2014 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires title, which propelled him into IndyCar this past year. He finished 15th in points this past year on a single-car team, but his results didn’t tell the full story as he overachieved throughout the year.
On Friday, Marvin Musquin announced on Instagram he will miss the entire 2020 Supercross season with a knee injury.
The injury was sustained earlier this week in a practice crash at the KTM test track when he overjumped an obstacle and landed hard.
It’s “not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys,” Musquin wrote. “I was really happy to be back on the bike riding after being injured at the end of the Motocross season and starting to train for Supercross. Unfortunately, I had an incident at the KTM test track and ultimately over-jumped a jump that had a very big impact on my legs when I landed, injuring my left knee.”
I had it evaluated by several doctors and it was determined that my knee required surgery. It’s devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing Supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races.”
Last year, Musquin sustained another knee injury in November that threatened his 2019 Supercross season. He was able to ride in the Anaheim 1 event and finished in the top 10. Musquin improved throughout the season, winning two races and finishing third in the points after making a determined charge.
Musquin missed the 2011 and 2014 Supercross seasons with ACL injuries.