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Aden de Jager down but hopefully not out

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For Aden de Jager the last couple of months have had some major ups and downs.

It all started on Oct 17th when de Jager flew back to the United States to compete in the 2011 AMA Supercross season. Unfortunately when Aden arrived in the United States he was extradited out of the United States due to Visa complications.

Once returning to Australia his life was turned upside down not being allowed back in the United States. So the privateer went on a mission to find a bike and sponsors for the final 2 rounds of Super X so he could find himself some more support for the 2011 season here in Australia. Yamaha and Biketique stepped up to the plate.

After a successful season in the United States where he competed in the AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross Season and achieved some credible results placing in the top 20 of the 450 class. Aden went to work 4 weeks before his first race at Parramatta with the help of Kenny Wheeler from Factory Spec and Yamaha.

"The bike was awesome fast and felt really manoeuvrable, I was following my training program that Robb Beams from MOTO E had written me and I was improving in leaps and bounds every single day. I felt like I definitely have the speed to be in the top 6 in the 450 class at Parramatta and I say that with the utmost confidence. But unfortunately things like this happen," the 22-year-old said.

Less than one week out from the race at Parramatta and was putting the finishing touches on his day's workout on the bike he suffered an unfortunate crash.

"I was doing my last Moto and went through a high speed section and clicked a false neutral causing me to nose dive into the face of the next jump. It all happened so quickly and once it all stopped I grabbed my wrist and knew something was wrong. It was just so unfortunate because the lap prior I set my fastest time of the day and that lap felt even faster. So I went from hero to zero in no time at all," de Jager explained.

de Jager is really disappointed more at the fact that he can't go show his new found speed that he has learnt in the United States at Parramatta. "The thing that hurts me the most is that I just hope I can get the support to go racing again next year. I don't want to go out this way."

Aden is seeking the best medical attention with his Orthopaedic surgeon DR Leong. "He has been my ortho for a long time. He always fixes me up great without any complications and wants to get me back on the bike as quickly as possible. He is a great."

"I would really like to thank all the people who were prepared to help me coming into Parramatta. These people stepped up to the plate and were willing to help me go prove myself."

"I would like to thank Biketique, Yamaha, Moto E (completeracingsolutions.com), Detourlifestyle.com, Sponsorspoint, Shot racewear, Michelin, Ringmaster images, Hammerhead designs, Panolin oil, Dave Fraser Motorcycles, PBR Sprockets, Kali Protective's, Fist hand wear, Scott goggles, LKI, Go pro, Stompgrip, Academy of off road riding," de Jager concluded.

Main Photo: Aden de Jager in action

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