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The Emergency Department – 2022 Australian Supercross Championship Round 3 – Newcastle

Author: David Hogan

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Photo od Honda supercross rider Justin Brayton
The 2022 Australian Supercross Championship continues this weekend in Newcastle for round 3 of the 4-round series. Photo: Arryn Minerds

It’s a short series but it’s great to have the Australian Supercross Championship back in 2022. We are two rounds into the four-round series. With a lot of action already occurring and a nice challenge to the SX1 defending champion Justin Brayton coming from the CDR Yamaha AusProMX champion for 2022, Aaron Tanti. 

Round 3 of the series will be run under the lights of McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle. Adding to the drama to ensue. This round will be a triple crown format. So plenty of opportunities for a variety of riders to make a mark on this round.

As solid as Justin Brayton and Aaron Tanti has been to start the series. I’m quite interested to see how Matt Moss goes this weekend. He has been showing signs of his multi-time championship pace in Supercross but hadn’t really cracked the heights I think he would expect from himself. That was until he went 1-1-1 on the second night of the Paris supercross to claim the Prince of Paris title. That form on the 250 should inspire some confidence to push the front runners during this triple crown format.

Now with the return of this series for the first time since 2019. The injury list has been hit reasonably hard. Possibly due to the lack of Supercross track time in recent years. But also that many of these guys may not have a good supercross setting for this generation of bikes that have likely changed a lot since the last time they set up their machine for supercross. Whatever the reason the list below has some of the bigger names on it is that we all would rather be on the gate on Saturday night. 

AlwaysMoto has spoken with Bailey Malkiewicz and Jy Roberts for this episode of The AlwaysMoto Podcast. The link is below but it’s available on many other podcast platforms.

Remember to stay up to date on all the injury news via our social feeds @always.moto on Instagram or @alwaysmoto_ on Twitter. Check out more in-depth conversations on all the injuries in our sport on the AlwaysMoto podcast on your favourite podcast app.

See you next series Moto fans.

#injuriesareapartofmoto

This list has who we know has an injury. What that injury is, as well as when we expect them back at the races. Maybe some extras if you’re lucky!

If we have missed a rider or got an injury update wrong let us know. alwaysmoto2019@gmail.com

Chad Reed #22 – KTM

Injured When? WSX Rnd 1 Cardiff

Injured What? Dislocated Right Shoulder, Broken Left Hand, Broken Ribs

Return to Riding Timeframe – 12 weeks approx pending shoulder recovery.

Next race prediction – Unclear. Potentially WSX 2023, pending the commencement date of the series in 2023 which is yet to be confirmed. But no Aus SX round for him this year, unfortunately. He will be in Newcastle signing autographs though.

Luke Clout #4 – CDR Yamaha

Injured When? Rnd 1 Melbourne

Injured What? Broken Left thumb

Return to Riding Timeframe – CDR has confirmed Josh Hill to fill in for the final two rounds of Aus SX leaving Luke out for about 6-8wks.

Next race prediction – 2023 AusProMx

Joel Wightman #30 – Privateer Yamaha

Injured When? Rnd 1 Melbourne

Injured What? Broken Wrist and Ankle

Return to Riding Timeframe – 8-10wks pending Specialist clearance.

Next race prediction – 2023 AusProMx

Brett Metcalfe #24 – KTM Australia

Injured When? Rnd 1 Melbourne

Injured What? Broken Collar Bone

Return to Riding Timeframe – Brett confirmed with AlwaysMoto that he won’t be returning for SX this year. He will be joining us on the AlwaysMoto podcast next week to discuss his racing plans for 2023.

Next race prediction – 2023 AusProMx

Bailey Malkiewicz #11 – Serco Yamaha

Injured When? Rnd 1 Melbourne

Injured What? Dislocated and fractured ankle.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 8-12wks.

Next race prediction – 2023 AusProMx

Connor Tierney #7 – WBR Yamaha

Injured When? Rnd 1 Melbourne

Injured What? Dislocated hip

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6-8wks pending recovery of range of motion and strength/stability of the hip joint.

Next race prediction – 2023 AusProMx

Tomas Ravenhorst #188 – Bolt Everywear / Liqui Moly Racing Team

Injured When? Rnd 2 Adelaide

Injured What? 7 rib fractures, Collarbone and vertebrae fractures. Also, bleeding on the lung

Return to Riding Timeframe – Tomas’s initial update indicated he may try to ride the final round in Wagga but I’d be surprised if that is possible or goes well.

Next race prediction – Round 4 of Aus SX. If not likely not until 2023 AusProMx

Jy Roberts #100 – WBR Yamaha

Injured When? Rnd 2 Adelaide

Injured What? Broken Right Forearm (Radius and Ulnar)

Return to Riding Timeframe – 12wks pending clearance by a specialist.

Next race prediction – 2023 AusProMx

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