Motorcycling Australia statement:
Motorcycling Australia (MA) can confirm that Australian Supersport rider Judd Greedy has died following an incident which took place at the second round of the 2009 Australian Superbike Championship in Tasmania on Sunday morning.
Greedy was immediately attended to by medical personnel but sustained fatal injuries in the incident.
Greedy was leading the first Supersport race on Sunday when he lost control of his bike and fell onto the track.
Though several of the riders directly behind Greedy managed to pass, two riders further behind in the field were unable to avoid contact.
An independent investigation is currently underway and MA will release any further information as it comes to hand via the MA website (www.ma.org.au).
Motorcycling Australia offers its sincerest condolences to the Greedy family and those affected within the motorcycling community.
Supersport racer Judd Greedy passed away on Sunday 5 April after suffering a crash while leading the Tasmanian round of the Australian Supersport Championship at Symmons Plains Raceway, near Launceston.
Judd was attended immediately trackside by the Racesafe Paramedics but sustained fatal injuries in the incident. Two riders in the middle of the pack were unable to avoid Judd and his fallen bike, one of the bikes exploding in a fireball as its fuel tank ignited on impact.
Judd, 28, originally from Maitland NSW, was leading the championship after receiving his first race win in the Supersport class at Phillip Island at the previous round.
Judd had started the year without a sponsor and with a combination of BioMagnetics and Sunstate Racing was able to get his last year’s bike to the grid at Phillip Island, winning the first race of the season. Judd’s performance earned him a number of small private sponsorship from friends and admirers.
Steve and Craig Trinder came to Judd’s rescue putting the BioMagnetics team together at the last minute.
Team Manager Steve Trinder said, “We are devastated with the tragedy of Judd’s death and our sincerest thoughts go to Judd’s family and friends. We would also like to thank members of the Racesafe team and the track officials who were so supportive.”
Sunstate Racing’s Rod Lamb said, “Our thoughts are with Judd’s family Rob, Julie and Elissa, and to his many friends both in racing and through his electric personality. Judd was focussed in his goals and despite previous seasons frustrations was on his way to achieve his dream. Judd left a smile on everyone who knew him especially with his jester antics in the pits.”
Judd’s favourite quote was “pain is temporary”.
Details on the funeral will be published on his internet site at www.juddgreedy.com.au when available.