News 12 Apr 2022

'I didn't really feel like I had a broken collarbone' - Larwood

Yamaha talent lands second in MX2 despite recent surgery.

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Undergoing surgery on a broken collarbone just days from round two of the Penrite ProMX Championship at Mackay, Alex Larwood kept himself in MX2 title contention by securing second overall, admitting the injury felt fine on the weekend.

Larwood experienced a small practice crash following the opening round at Wonthaggi, the fall resulting in the Yamalube Yamaha rider going under the knife on Friday, 1 April to insert a plate in his collarbone.

Despite the recent surgery, Larwood delivered two solid races at Gum Valley to notch a 2-4 scorecard, the 40 points gathered from round two keeping him second in the MX2 standings, 16 points from red plate-holder Wilson Todd.

“It felt fine on the weekend, I didn’t really have any problems with it, or like I didn’t really feel like I had a broken collarbone,” Larwood explained to MotoOnline. “Yeah that was kind of good I guess [laughs].

“I didn’t really know what to expect leading into this round, I only rode twice leading up to Mackay. I was sort of just hoping to pull through and get through the round with some good points, but to end up second overall I was pretty stoked with that.”

Larwood had revealed after Wonthaggi’s round one – where he was second overall with 2-2 results – that he wanted to be consistent throughout the season. With three podiums from four races, the number five is off to a good start, now looking ahead to prepare for round three at Wodonga on 1 May.

“Not really,” Larwood added when asked if he had to be cautious with his training. “We are going riding today. I’m sort of back into my normal program down here, I sort of feel like it’s at a point where it’s stable enough to ride, and I’m comfy where it is.

“I don’t really have any problems riding or training or whatever, we’re just going to resume to what we were doing before the little crash that I had.”