News 14 Apr 2012

Confirmed – Townley injured in Coonabarabran MX Nationals practice

Carlton Dry Honda Thor Racing’s Ben Townley has been ruled out of this weekend’s second round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals at Coonabarabran.

Kiwi Ben Townley has been injured at Coonabarabran's MX Nationals round. Image: Shayne Rice.

Carlton Dry Honda Thor Racing’s Ben Townley has been ruled out of this weekend’s second round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship, at Coonabarabran in New South Wales.

After dominating the opening round of the season in Queensland a fortnight ago, Townley entered this weekend’s second round at the Goanna Tracks complex as the pre-race favourite.

Disaster struck Townley however when a fall early in the practice session this morning forced him out of the session and the round with a suspected hip injury, with early reports indicating that it’s a dislocation.

Suzuki RACESAFE has attended to Townley since the incident, preparing the former world champion to be airlifted out of the country-based venue for further analysis regarding the injury.

The extent of his injuries are unconfirmed at this point. Coonabarabran was set to be Townley’s last appearance before heading off to the U.S. to race for Chad Reed’s TwoTwo Motorsports team.

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