Features 26 Mar 2012

Social Spotlight: Brenden Harrison

MotoOnline.com.au gets the scoop on a recent Facebook status update from JDR/KTM Factory Racing's Brenden Harrison.

Queensland favourite Brenden Harrison has had a rough road to success of late, undergoing no less than five surgeries to a troublesome leg injury, but remaining focused on what it takes to get to the top of Australian Motocross. MotoOnline.com.au saw a recent update from him on Facebook and gave him a buzz to find out more, in our latest Social Spotlight.

Facebook: Brenden Harrison (1870 Friends)
Just another speed bump in my road to success. These things only make me stronger and a better person.

Brenden Harrison is poised to come back faster and stronger one he's 100 percent. Image: Alex Gobert.

We made a decision around a week and a half ago to sit out the first two rounds of the MX Nationals, just because my leg hasn’t been too good. The screw in the top of my femur/hip had been bugging me, and I had already had a previous operation a month and a half before that on my knee and my hand, but my leg just wasn’t feeling very good so we decided to get the screw out. It’s a speed bump, but I have to keep my head up, keep pressing forward and something positive will come out of it.

At this stage I will sit out the first two rounds, but I have no time on it and the team hasn’t put a time on it when I’ll be back. It’s just an injury that I rode with all last year and it’s still not right, so I don’t feel like I’ll be able to ride at 100 percent. I feel and the team feels that there is no point in me coming back until I am 100 percent, because it just risks more injuries. I felt that this year was my championship in a way, but missing the first two rounds the championship’s kind of gone, so I don’t want to come back until I’m 100 percent so I can be where I want to be.