News 8 Aug 2014

Harrison opts out of remaining MX Nationals rounds

Knee injury ends Queenslander's outdoor season prematurely.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Popular Queenslander Brenden Harrison has confirmed he will sit out the final two rounds of the 2014 Monster Energy MX Nationals, recuperating in the lead-up to the Australian Supercross Championship.

Harrison made a welcome return to racing in 2014 on board an Instant Security-supported KTM 250 SX in MX2, currently sixth in the standings after eight of 10 rounds.

“Well after a really tough season back after a few years out of the MX Nationals, super sad to say I will be missing the last two rounds due to a knee injury,” Harrison confirmed via social media.

“After having two weekends of bike issues, which has cost me some huge points, I have opted to just heal up and put my head down and get ready for the SX series and give my self the best chance possible to come in fitting fit and take the championship out.

“I have had an absolute ball this year and felt so good to be back at the races doing what I love. I honestly can not thank everybody enough who has supported me throughout the whole season. There is no way I could do it with out all your amazing support!”

Harrison finished last year’s ASX season fifth overall in the SX-Lites division, ending the season on a high with second at Toowoomba’s final round. This year’s opening round will take place at Bathurst on 10-11 October.