News 7 May 2014

Long to skip Murray Bridge and Wanneroo MX Nationals

Wrist injury sidelines talented Victorian rising star.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

BBF Motorsports KTM privateer Dylan Long has confirmed ongoing wrist problems will force him out of the next two Monster Energy MX Nationals rounds at Murray Bridge and Wanneroo.

Long has had a disastrous start to the 2014 season aboard the 250 SX-F four-stroke, currently 23rd in the standings following three events.

After aggravating the injury at Wonthaggi, Long will be ruled out until he receives medical clearance to compete in the nationals. He will also sit out round two of the Victorian titles at Rosebud this weekend.

“Following a crash at the third round of the MX Nationals at Wonthaggi, where I aggravated an injury to my wrist, I have visited my doctor for a medical clearance to race, as required by Motorcycling Australia,” Long explained.

“My doctor is unable to give a medical clearance at this time due to a torn ligament in my wrist. He has explained that it needs to be rested now so it can heal completely, otherwise it will become a long-term injury that will continue to plague me.

“I have been advised that I will not be able to race and will need to revisit the doctor in three weeks time for a review to obtain the clearance. This means I will be unable to compete at Rosebud, Murray Bridge and Wanneroo.

“We have been working to manage my wrist injury since the first round at Broadford, and have been able to accomplish this until the crash at Wonthaggi.”

The South and Western Australian rounds of the MX Nationals will be hosted during back-to-back weekends on 18 and 25 May.