News 2 Aug 2019

Moree incident ends season for MX1 revelation Rykers

Injuries cause Suzuki rider to sit out this weekend's final rounds.

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MX1 standout Jayden Rykers has confirmed his Pirelli MX Nationals season is over following a crash in moto one at Moree last Sunday, ruling him out of Coolum’s double-header finals this weekend.

Rykers, 22, has been exceptional aboard a Byrners Motorcycles Suzuki-supported RM-Z450 through his rookie campaign in the premier class, challenging for a top five championship ranking prior to Moree.

The incident saw Rykers suffer bruised lungs and multiple rib fractures, however, he has since been cleared of any further back injuries. Further scans will determine the extent of any other injuries he may have sustained.

“Due to last weekend’s accident I’ll be unable to finish the remainder of the championship,” Rykers has revealed. “Further testing revealed bruising on my lungs and multiple fractured ribs in my back.

“I still have some scans pending a report, but I’m so fortunate to have been cleared of any back issues as this was our main concern on the day of the crash. Thanks to the Racesafe crew and anyone else that helped out over the last week to get me back home.”

The highlight of Rykers’ season came at Murray Bridge’s fourth round in May, sprinting to third in the opening MX1 moto and then going on to claim a career-best result of fourth overall.

Rykers won’t be the only Suzuki rider absent from the MX1 start-line this weekend, as KSF Racing Suzuki rider John Prutti has opted to step away from the team in a low-key announcement made earlier this week.