Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna has announced Martin Davalos will sit out the 2017 Ironman MX, the final round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Davalos injured his knee in a crash during the second moto at the 2017 Budds Creek MX and a doctor’s recommendation has been to keep weight off of the damaged joint.

Davalos made the move to the 450 class this summer with Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna and excelled through the latter stages of the summer with a number of top-ten moto finishes and two overall podium finishes, which puts him seventh overall in the championship standings coming into the weekend.

Davalos is coming to the end of his current contract with Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna and due to changes to the team’s lineup, will not return in 2018.

The full press release from the team is posted below…

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Martin Davalos will be withdrawing from his AMA Pro Motocross fight with just the final round remaining. Due to a crash in Moto 2 of the Budds Creek National, Davalos has been evaluated by doctors, who recommend that he not put weight on his knee as a preventative measure. The final round takes

The final round takes place this coming Saturday, August 26th in Crawfordsville, Indiana, where Dean Wilson and Zach Osborne will continue their well-fought battles for the podium with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team.