CDR Yamaha‰Ûªs Dylan Long made a return to racing last Sunday at the 6th round of the Motul MX Nationals in Nowra after a long period off the bike as he recovered from a hand and wrist injury.
Long elected to sit out the all the rounds following Appin to recover from a wrist injury sustained at the beginning of the year. The Victorian had toughed it out at the opening two rounds and sat just outside the top 10 in points despite racing with the injury.
With next to no racing under his belt this season and only limited time back on the bike in the lead up to Nowra, Long was always going to find the two 30 minute races at national speed difficult but he aims to race himself back into shape as the series progresses.
He showed he hasn‰Ûªt lost any of his pace and was running as high as second place in the opening moto before fatigue set in and he dropped back through the field. Moto two was just about getting more race laps under his belt and he produced two top 15 finishes in his return to racing.
‰ÛÏI had to start somewhere and today was the start of me getting things back on track,‰Û