News 16 Mar 2017

Injured Webb scheduled for Detroit supercross return

450SX rookie continues to recover from round seven injury.

Source: Supplied.

Cooper Webb is expected to make a return to the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship at Detroit’s 12th round of the 2017 season on 25 March.

The Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha Financial Services/Yamaha Racing Team rider is set to sit out five events in total before his return due to a shoulder injury sustained at the Minneapolis round.

Keith McCarty, motorsports racing division manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., confirmed the 450SX rookie is now close to returning health as he continues an intense rehabilitation program.

“Cooper’s getting close to being ready to race again, but he won’t be able to make the Indy round,” said McCarty. “He’s rehabbing, riding in practice, and anxious to return to action and to racing in front of all of his fans.

“All indications are that he’s on pace to re-join our Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha Financial Services/Yamaha Factory Racing Team in Detroit and compete at round 12 of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Championship.”

Australia’s Chad Reed will again serve as the sole rider under the factory Yamaha awning at this weekend’s Indianapolis event.