Injury hits Yamaha Supercross
Cheyne Boyd, Matt Moss and Ford Dale have had mixed results at the M2R Supercross Masters presented by Yamaha Motor Australia with injury and a podium finish marking the manufacturers participation in the event at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
Cheyne Boyd, Matt Moss and Ford Dale have had mixed results at the M2R Supercross Masters presented by Yamaha Motor Australia with injury and a podium finish marking the manufacturers participation in the event conducted at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre last night.
After being hindered by an ankle injury throughout 2007, Boyd was struck another blow when he dislocated his shoulder in the second Pro Open heat. It was a disappointing outcome for Boyd who was second in the opening heat and showing great pace when the incident occurred. “It is certainly disheartening to dislocate my shoulder last night,” Boyd said. “Today I am flying straight home and will see my doctor as soon as possible so I can work out the full extent of the injury and start planning my recovery.”
CDR/Nokia/Yamaha Team Principal Craig Dack said while Boyd was left watching the races from the sideline, Moss produced a gutsy performance which included heat victories and a finals birth despite the fact he was carrying a shoulder injury which he sustained last weekend in Perth. “Matt [Moss] rode really well and did a great job to get the Holeshot in the final and lead the race up until the half distance mark. He had a really good showing considering the event was more about survival rather than winning due the extent of his injury,” Dack said. “[Cheyne] Boyd was riding really quick and looked like he was the fastest on the track when he had a small crash which resulted in the injury when the bike took off, yanking his shoulder as he went to rejoin the race. Going to indoor Supercross after spending most of the year competing in motocross has been extremely demanding on the riders and as a result we really need to consider our involvement in these non-championship races in the future.”
Queenslander Ford Dale fought hard during his guest ride with Serco Yamaha and after getting poor starts during the heats took his YZ250F to second position in the Pro Lites final. “The bike was awesome and Serco Yamaha prepared the perfect bike to ride. Considering it was the first time I raced the bike things went considerably well,” Dale said. “In both heats I was last off the start and finished second and third respectively. I managed to get the Holeshot in the semi and after a bad start in the final worked my way to second overall.”
Serco Yamaha Team Principal Gavin Eales was impressed with the 19 year olds performance in what was his first Pro Lites race. “We supplied Ford [Dale] with a bike for the weekend and I extremely pleased with his performance, he rode really well,” Eales said.