IRVINE, Calif. — Ryan Villlopoto will miss the remainder of the Monstery Energy Supercross season and will not defend his AMA Motocross championship.
Villopoto injured his knee during last week’s Supercross event in Seattle, will have knee surgery later this week.
Villopoto has already clinched his second consecutive Supercross championship.
“I’m pretty disappointed right now,” said Villopoto. “I have trained hard for this season and even though I won the supercross title, I really wanted to defend my outdoor championship. I’ve been through injury before and I know how hard I have to work to get back.”
Villopoto is coming off of a dominant 16 months where the Poulsbo, Wash., native earned two AMA Supercross titles on the strength of 15 wins, the AMA Motocross Championship with three wins and also the richest payday in supercross with a million dollar win at the Monster Energy Cup.