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Suzuki RACESAFE New Zealand Rider Update

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The Suzuki RACESAFE team has returned from an exciting and at times a busy two weeks in New Zealand with the overseas leg of 2010 Monster Energy SuperX run and done.

Thanks to the assistance of series promoter - Global Action Sports, our sponsors - Suzuki Australia, Mack Trucks, AirRoad, Polaris, Motul and support of Motorcycling Australia and Showfreight, the Suzuki RACESAFE Medical Team was able to provide its expert medical services to the truly international line up of riders at Auckland and Dunedin.

"Once again I'm very proud of the dedication and the performance of the Suzuki RACESAFE team, being over in NZ and working without the resources of our RACESAFE truck is always a challenge for the team. Both events went extremely well and it just again shows the level of professionalism of this group of medics. Add in the fact that the team are all volunteers, giving up their time to be there for the riders is just awesome. My thanks to the team for making the long journey across the Tasman," remarked Simon Maas ‰ÛÒ RACESAFE Director of Emergency Services.

"Further thanks needs to go to St John Ambulance NZ and Polaris NZ for their assistance with equipment and resources whilst in NZ. Without them and the ongoing commitment of our sponsors we simply wouldn't be trackside," Maas added.

A fast and furious track took its toll on many of the riders in Auckland, whilst the wet and wild weather of Dunedin gave the Suzuki RACESAFE team a rarely found easy night for the series medical team. The Polaris Ranger Medical buggies were again kept busy transporting injured riders from the track to the temporary Suzuki RACESAFE Medical facility.

The following riders required assistance from the Suzuki RACESAFE Medical Team during our events in New Zealand.

Nathan West was the first rider that required medical assistance after a nasty crash early in the day. The Suzuki RACESAFE team rushing to the aid of the fallen rider. West suffered a fractured upper leg (Femur) and was immediately transported from the track by Polaris medical buggy for stabilisation by the RACESAFE doctors lead by Series Chief ‰ÛÒ Dr David Kingsbury. West was then transferred to Auckland City Hospital for further care.

USA star Mike Alesi also required assistance after a crash. The Suzuki RACESAFE Sports Medicine Team and Physiotherapist Jon Park assisting Mike with his injuries enabling him to make it back out on the bike for the rest of the night.

Sadly for local fans, next to crash was New Zealand International star ‰ÛÒ Ben Townley. Ben crashed heavily and required urgent response by the Suzuki RACESAFE crew.

Ben was discovered to have a serious hip injury and the RACESAFE team went about carefully assisting Ben and providing relief for this complex injury. Townley was placed on a spine board and transported to the onsite medical centre for further assistance.

Onsite as a part of the team was Suzuki RACESAFE's Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Lawrie Malisano. The highly experienced Dr Malisano who specialises in hip and lower limb surgery was quickly able to assess Townley's injury and provided specialised care not normally found at other racing series. Once stabilised, Townley was transported by Ambulance to North Shore for surgery.

Jayden Jessup also required assistance for a groin injury after a fall. Assistance was provided for this delicate area and Jessup was released to sit out the reminder of the night.

Ford Dale, Josh Cahcia and Robbie Marshal all sought assistance after a hard fought Lites final. All received care from the Suzuki RACESAFE Sports Medicine Team and were clear to ride in Dunedin.

Newly arrived Yamaha rider ‰ÛÒ Jeff Alessi crashed spectacularly out of the Pro Open final and was escorted from the track by Dr Dave to the medical centre. Alessi suffering mild concussion required observation and a follow up prior to riding in Dunedin which he passed without issue.

VIP patient for the night was Series Race Director Kevin Williams. Kev getting close to the action and requiring a quick patch up on his leg. After much discussion, the RACESAFE doctors declaring Kev clear to ride in Dunedin !!!! Make that clear to work in Dunedin.

Down in Dunedin, the Suzuki RACESAFE team was looking more like a doctor's office early in the night with a number of riders including Josh Hansen and Tye Simmonds suffering from the flu. RACESAFE Doctors ‰ÛÒ Greg Harris and Dave Hoppe helping to provide treatment to the riders for this annoying issue.

The only rider to require emergency care in Duendin was Kade Mosig after being landed on by another rider. Mosig injuring his shoulder and after assessment by Dr Harris, Kade was transported to Duendin Hospital for pre-cautionary x-rays to assess his plans for the next round. Mosig underwent further assistance this week by the RACESAFE team and will be ready to go at Parramatta.

The team now heads to Parramatta this weekend and then the final round in Brisbane to continue to provide the consistent professional medical team now well known around the Monster Energy SuperX pits.

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