News 4 Apr 2024

Injured Larwood targets Gillman ProMX return

New Honda Racing recruit loses race against time for Horsham's second round.

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Honda Racing’s newest recruit Alex Larwood has indicated he’ll be sidelined for this weekend’s second round of the 2024 Penrite ProMX Championship after breaking his leg at the season-opener, the South Australian targeting a return at his home round in Gillman next month.

Larwood, 20, suffered a spiral fracture to his fibula late in the opening race at Wonthaggi, pushing through the pain to finish P5 before withdrawing from the event. The Victoria-based rider revealed he was cleared to return to light training this week, once the post-surgery swelling subsides.

“I’m definitely not on for this weekend, but I’m hoping to be back for my home round at Gillman,” Larwood admitted to

“I’ve got a plate and screws in my fibula, and I don’t have a whole lot of movement in my foot yet. I’m hoping in two weeks I’ll be able to get back on the bike, do some cycling, some physio and what-not.

“I’m currently in a moon-boot, but the surgeon said today I should be able to start weight-bearing on it. We’ll take each week as it comes, but I’m happy with the progress we’ve made in three weeks.”

Larwood’s senior career has been thwarted by a series of season-ending injuries since stepping up in 2021, including consecutive shoulder reconstructions in 2022 and 2023.

In his first outing with the Yarrive Konsky-operated Honda team, Larwood showed plenty of speed in the opening MX2 moto. The number five put a first-turn incident behind him and sliced his way through the field to a gritty fifth position, despite fracturing his fibula in a rut on the final lap.

The second round of the ProMX Championship will be held at Horsham, Victoria, this Sunday, with Larwood’s Honda Racing teammates Brodie Connolly and Noah Ferguson, holding down the top two places in the MX2 points standings.