Heading into his third Season in the newly named MXD (Motocross Development Class) Shaun Redhead was one of the big favourites heading into the season after finishing third behind Errol Willis and Luke Arbon in last year‰Ûªs championship.
Redheads season turned pear shaped early into the 2012 Monster Energy MX Nationals season when he clipped a trackside marker early into the first moto of the year, sending him flying from his bike and sustaining multiple injuries that seen him sidelined for the rest of the day.
Injuring his knee, toes and wrist, the factory supported GYTR Yamaha rider now faces an uphill battle to be fit and ready for round two at Coonabarabran and work towards getting himself back into the championship hunt.
"I'm not really sure what happened out there. I got an average start and passed a heap of guys on the opening lap and moved into about seventh when I hit a track marker and lost control." Redhead explained
"I am so disappointed at the moment as I had worked hard leading up to this race and this isn't the ideal start to a championship. I will get myself fit and healthy and come back swinging as soon as possible." he stated.