News 17 Oct 2016

SX2 rookie Evans out of supercross season with broken wrist

Yamalube Yamaha Racing rider turns attention to next year.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s Mitch Evans sustained a broken wrist during Friday night’s second round of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship at Toowoomba, forcing him out of the season-remainder.

Evans, fresh back from representing Australia at the Motocross of Nations, cased a technical section of the circuit during practice, cracking the radius bone in his wrist and ending his rookie SX2 campaign.

“Since I have returned from Europe I have been working hard at home preparing for supercross, so I’m so disappointed this happened,” last year’s SXD title-winner Evans said. “I was trying to jump from the dragon’s back to the tabletop after it, when the front wheel dropped and plowed into the up face of the next jump. I didn’t even crash, but I knew I had damaged my wrist.

“That’s game over for me this year, but I will be back next year. Thank you to the Yamalube Yamaha Racing team for their support this season, they are an awesome team and have played a huge part in my results this year.”

After winning the Motul MX Nationals MXD championship earlier this year, Evans will be one of the hot properties of the silly season, due to move up for his first full season in MX2 outdoors next year. In the meantime, the North Queenslander will finish out his final year of high school.