News 24 Oct 2016

Crankt Protein Honda Racing's Alldredge to miss Adelaide

American will attempt to return alongside Wilson in Melbourne round.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Crankt Protein Honda Racing’s Chris Alldredge will sit out this weekend’s third round of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship in Adelaide as he recovers from a shoulder injury sustained at round two in Queensland.

Team manager Paul Free explained to that the American will endeavour to line-up for the final two races of the series after further medical evaluations revealed his injury wasn’t to the extent that they initially thought.

“Obviously he dislocated his shoulder at Toowoomba,” said Free. “It’s not too bad from what the doctors are saying to us, but it’s around a six-week recovery.”

“They’re going to try and speed it up by monitoring it closely through physiotherapy to try and have him ready for possibly Melbourne, but most likely Sydney. Chris wants to finish off what he came over here to start, and he wants to stay and give it a shot as soon as he is well enough.”

Replacing the injured Dylan Long, Free mentioned he was satisfied with Alldredge’s performance prior to his heat race crash considering his lack of time aboard the Honda CRF450R.

“I thought Chris was going good, he hasn’t had much racing experience on a 450, and Toowoomba was really his first race on it. He only had two or three days on our bike down here in Melbourne, so he wasn’t going too bad when you take that into account – he has the potential to do quite well.”

The Crankt Protein Honda Racing outfit will continue with team regular Jay Wilson, opting to not source a replacement rider for Alldredge’s absence.

Adelaide’s third round of the Australian Supercross Championship will take place this Saturday night at the Wayville Showgrounds, while Melbourne’s fourth round will be held the following Saturday at Avalon Raceway.