News 30 Jun 2016

Hand surgery puts Seely out of Pro Motocross season

Factory Honda pilot suffers untimely training injury.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Team Honda HRC rider Cole Seely has undergone successful surgery this week requiring a plate and four screws in his pinky finger after sustaining the injury while practicing at Pala Raceway on Tuesday.

Currently ranked third in 450 Class points after five rounds of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross racing, Seely has expressed his disappointment following the injury that will force him out of the remainder of the series.

“I’m extremely bummed,” Seely said. “I was starting to find a good rhythm and really had my sights set on getting my first overall podium and win in the 450 class.”

Seely plans to continue an off-bike training program during his recovery as he sets his sights on the upcoming 2017 supercross and motocross championships.

“Needless to say, to have my season end with a broken pinky is disappointing,” he added. “Although I can’t ride, I’m going to continue to train and start focusing on next season.”

A fill-in rider for Seely under the factory Honda awning is yet to be discussed publicly.