News 19 Aug 2017

Todd in doubt for Coolum following practice incident

MX2 championship leader to undergo medical evaluation prior to racing.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Current MX2 championship leader Wilson Todd is in doubt for tomorrow’s final round of the 2017 Motul MX Nationals after an incident in today’s free practice saw the DPH Motorsport Yamaha rider sidelined early in the session.

Todd allegedly came into contact with rival Egan Mastin (Davey Motorsports KTM) in the opening laps of the sole 30-minute session, prematurely ending his day and potentially his title hopes.

DPH team owner Dale Hocking commented on Todd’s condition, confirming the number two will undergo further evaluations by the Racesafe medical crew in order to receive a full medical clearance to race the final two motos of the year.

“He has hit his head a little bit,” Hocking told “So he’s resting and taking it easy in a dark room. He’ll be back to Racesafe in the morning and hopefully gets a full medical clearance. Fingers crossed, he’ll just have a nice easy night with not too much noise around him so he can relax and hopefully be ready tomorrow.”

It’s understood Motorcycling Australia (MA) officials are investigating the involvement Mastin had in the crash – currently trailing Todd by three points in the series – however he was unaware of any contact made between them afterwards.

Bikes are scheduled to hit the track tomorrow from 8:50am, with the first MX2 moto scheduled at 11:00am local time. More to come.