News 12 Jul 2016

Long carrying thumb fracture into Conondale

Crankt Protein Honda Racing rider currently recovering.

Image: MXN.

Image: MXN.

Victorian fan favourite Dylan Long has confirmed a dislocated thumb at Nowra’s round of the Motul MX Nationals resulted in a fracture, however he will be on track when the series continues this Sunday at Conondale.

The Crankt Protein Honda Racing rider sustained the injury in moto one at round six, but managed to take fifth in race two and salvage sixth overall for the round. He’s in that same position in the standings.

“I hurt my thumb at the last round at Nowra and I’m not going to be able to ride too much before round seven, so it will be a bit of survival for me,” Long admitted. “But in saying that I’m going there to go as fast as I possibly can and I always have a lot of fun whenever I’m on my bike, so you never know [laughs].

“I’ve got a small fracture in my thumb and it’s still a bit swollen and pretty bruised, but it’s been about a week and a half and we’re just working on it every day and making sure I’m ready for this weekend.

“I’m staying off the bike to make sure I can get in as much healing as possible before round seven. The RACESAFE guys are always very good at what they do and they will strap me up on Sunday and make sure I’m out there banging bars.”