© Getty Images

Bruno Senna hopeful of Brazilian Formula E race in the future

Leave a comment

Bruno Senna hopes that Brazil can take advantage of the success of its drivers in Formula E by hosting an ePrix in the future.

Senna is one of three Brazilian drivers on the grid in Formula E, racing alongside Nelson Piquet Jr. and Lucas di Grassi.

Piquet won the inaugural Formula E championship last year, while di Grassi is fighting for this year’s title and finished third in the season one standings.

Brazil had been due to host a race in Rio de Janeiro in November 2014, only for the race to be cancelled seven months earlier.

Senna said that he would love to see Formula E head to his home country, but is aware that financial problems could prevent this from happening.

“We have three Brazilian drivers. One of them right now is fighting for the championship, one of them won the championship last year so Brazil is doing really well in this championship,” Senna told NBC Sports.

“I think it’s a shame if we don’t go there and maximize on this great performance that we’re having. It’s very difficult, Brazil is in difficult financial conditions right now.

“I just hope that we can get the right people convinced.”

Formula E returns next Saturday with the first Mexico City ePrix, taking place on part of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez that hosted last November’s Formula 1 race.

“Mexico is a very different animal. It’s a dedicated track, extremely smooth compared to what we race, so I think we’re going to have to see a very different setup on the car there to maximize the circuit,” Senna said.

“I’m curious to see what is going to happen there. Hopefully we’ll be on top. We’re going to have to review the last two races and we have some things that we need to work on. Then hopefully we can come out in the top five next time out.”

Marvin Musquin to miss entire 2020 Supercross season

Feld Entertainment Inc
Leave a comment

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.

View this post on Instagram

Not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys… 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. A big thanks to my team @ktmusa for supporting me in this tough time. I feel terribly sorry for them and all my sponsors for not being able to represent them on the track for the 2020 AMA SX season. But we will be back 👊🏼

A post shared by #Marvin Musquin #25 (@marvinmusquin25) on