News 18 Feb 2020

Extent of Decotis pelvis injury prior to Tampa revealed

Incident days out from 250SX East opener results in bone fracture.

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A fractured pelvis sustained just five days out from the opening round of 250SX East wasn’t able to deny Jimmy Decotis of scoring a decent haul of points in Tampa with a deserved ninth-place finish.

It’s been revealed that JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki rider was injured on the Monday prior to round seven of Monster Energy Supercross, which was the first east coast stop on the calendar.

Decotis sat out practice and then managed to ride through the pain on Saturday night, salvaging ninth position in the end. He’s hoping to regain fitness race by race as the series progresses.

“The first round of 250 east coast racing was a challenging task for me and the JGR team,” Decotis said. “We fought hard all day, pushing through an injury and we ended up with a ninth-place finish.

“I’m thankful for my crew and everyone who kept me positive through the adversity. I’m excited for a few days of rest so I can let the body heal and then head to Arlington healthy and ready to challenge up front.”

Decotis was expected to be a front-runner in 250SX East aboard the factory-backed RM-Z250, gaining crucial experience in 450SX through the opening three rounds before turning his attention to the 250 in the lead-up to Tampa.