News 14 Aug 2023

Broken collarbone ends Waters' 2023 campaign

Moto one crash forces former national champion to the sidelines.

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Raceline Husqvarna Berry Sweet Racing team’s Todd Waters has revealed that he sustained a broken collarbone in that moto one crash at Queensland Moto Park, bringing an end to his 2023 Penrite ProMX Championship campaign.

After qualifying P9 at round seven of the 2023 season, Waters worked his way inside the top five by the mid-way point of the opening moto, before cross-rutting and crashing out of contention.

“Honestly, my fitness isn’t there and I’ve been struggling with it all year,” said Waters. “I managed to make some good passes up to fifth place, but I cross-rutted and ended up on the ground.

“It wasn’t that big of a crash, but I’ve broken my collarbone, and unfortunately I won’t be able to line up at my favourite track – Coolum – next weekend. I’m devastated that my season has ended this way, but it’s part of racing.”

Waters – both rider and team owner of Raceline Husqvarna Berry Sweet Racing – has endured challenges throughout 2023, but has demonstrated the capability to still battle inside the top three of national motocross, third in moto one at Toowoomba the latest example.

The number 47 is the sole MX1 representative of the Raceline Husqvarna Berry Sweet Racing team, while it is unclear who will ride the team’s FC 450 in the Australian Supercross Championship (AUSX) later this year.