Crashing hard in the long and technical enduro test on lap one, Rohmer suffered multiple fractures to his arm. He also punctured a lung as a result of three broken ribs. Immediately receiving medical assistance he was quickly transported to hospital to undergo further treatment.
However, France’s misfortune continued when team leader Mathias Bellino (Husaberg), the 2012 Enduro Junior World Champion, ran into trouble nearing the end of the opening cross test. With his bike suddenly losing power, Bellino’s Husaberg stopped during the special test. Luckily, the Frenchman was close to the end of the test but still lost over four minutes as he pushed his bike across the finish line. Whatever the problem was it was quickly fixed with Bellino able to charge his way towards the end of the day.
“Day one was not the promising start that we hoped for,” confirmed Bellino from the morning work area on day two. “Unfortunately, I had a problem with my bike during the test and was forced to stop. I think some dirt got in the fuel line from the mud holes in the liaison section. I managed to fix the problem to allow me to reach the next service control where I was able to replace the fuel tank and everything is now 100 per cent again.
“As a result of my problem, and Kevin’s accident, we are now fourth in the standings and have a lot of work to do. But I know I can win the Junior class and will try my maximum to help the team – I believe we can still win.”