Major injury escaped by Yamaha rider in Coffs Harbour scare.
BBR 102 Motorsports’ Matt Moss will miss the remaining rounds of the 2022 Penrite ProMX Championship as he shifts his attention to supercross later in the year.
Moss, 34, has shown great form since resuming on the national stage at Maitland, finishing second overall in MX1 at round five and qualifying fastest at Coffs Harbour.
The former national champion crashed in the early stages of moto one on Sunday and was hit by an oncoming bike as he tried to remount, with the impact hurting his shoulder and wrist. As a precaution, it was decided Moss would not complete round six.
“I’m pretty much okay, being out of the championship and seeing what we have done in the last two months, practice and qualifying, shootout we were fastest, then getting hit and hurt my shoulder – it got real weak,” Moss explained to MotoOnline.com. “I have a real bad wrist, so I hurt that again.”
“As a team, we decided just to miss it, we can’t afford another injury at my age and we are looking forward, I have got some great news to come soon, my career is looking up. Possible gains were nothing on the weekend but could have lost a lot more if I had crashed and hurt myself further.
“I’m nearly 100 percent sure that was my last race in ProMX this year [later confirmed on social media that he will not compete in remaining rounds], I’ve got some things in the pipeline that will be announced very shortly. I’m going to concentrate on supercross, it’s what I’m better at, and I’m excited for it. I have found my speed again, I’ve found my drive again working with Ando [Craig Anderson] and all of the people behind me, Dad, everything is starting to align really well.”
Speculation surrounds Moss’ entry into the FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) later this year, with the three-round 2022 series to commence with the British GP at Principality Stadium, Cardiff on 8 October. The 2022 Australian Supercross Championship (AUSX) will begin alongside round two of the WSX at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne on 21 October.