We just got word from South Africa that Team KTM’s 125cc hero Grant Langston rode for the first time this week since having elective surgery on both of his shoulders in September. The shoulders were both a result of previous injuries, and Langston used the break in between the Outdoor Nationals and the Supercross season to have them repaired.
Grant is staying at his house in South Africa with his trainer, and is making great progress towards an exciting season in 2002. He will not only be trying capture his first Supercross title, but also his first National title from defending champ and arch-rival Mike Brown.
Though the riding that Grant did this week was merely a mellow trail ride with some friends, Langston was understandably excited to be back on a bike.
“It felt great to ride again,” said Grant. “Though my shoulders are still pretty sore, I felt remarkably good and was stoked to twist the throttle again. My training is going great and I am ready for 2002!”
Grant will be campaigning the talent-packed East Coast 125cc Supercross series in 2002, so he definitely has his work cut out for him, but he is an amazing rider with tons of heart. Look for Grant on the top of the podium next year, and check out next month’s issue of TWMX to hear his views on the U.S. Open of Supercross, as Grant penned the stroy for us lazy editors. Good luck, Grant!