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Villopoto will be unable to defend his 2013 AMA Pro Motocross Championship title

Irvine, Calif., (May 5, 2014) – Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto will be not able safeguard his 2013 AMA Pro Motocross Championship title in the wake of picking to get knee surgery to settle waiting damage. Villopoto struggled with the knee issue all through the Monster Energy Supercross season, and in the wake of counseling his therapeutic group, it was chosen he will experience surgery on his knee as quickly as time permits. Creature Energy Kawasaki has marked the 2013 Canadian Monster Energy Motocross Nationals Champion Brett Metcalfe to join Jake Weimer for the 2014 AMA Pro Motocross season.

“This is unquestionably not the news I needed to get notification from the specialists,” said Villopoto. “We have endeavored to be in position to win titles for Monster Energy Kawasaki and to not have the capacity to race this late spring is extremely baffling. Going from an extremely incredible inclination subsequent to winning a fourth straight supercross title, to knowing I am will spend the mid year rehabbing knee damage is destroying.”

“Clearly this is a major blow for the Monster Energy Kawasaki group,” said Kawasaki Senior Manager of Racing Reid Nordin. “Indeed, even with the damage Ryan has indicated he is the best rider in our game, yet we are tuning in to his medicinal group to ensure he gets his knee settled legitimately and he can vie for titles in 2015.”

Villopoto is falling off of a prevailing Monster Energy Supercross season where the Poulsbo, Wash. local joined “The King of Supercross” Jeremy McGrath as just the second rider to ever win four continuous supercross titles.

With Villopoto out for the Nationals, who is your pick to be the person to beat this mid year? Tell us in the remarks underneath…