Brett Metcalfe Hurt, Stewart To Return!
Team Yoshimura Suzuki Racing's Brett Metcalfe underwent
surgery this morning as a result of injuries sustained in a practice
crash at Glen Helen Raceway yesterday morning. The 28-year old
Australian crashed hard in a rhythm section at the San Bernardino,
California, track and suffered a broken tibia and fibula as well as a
dislocated wrist. Word has it that he was at the 35 minute point and ran out of fuel with the stock tank on his practice bike.
Metcalfe will miss the remaining seven rounds of the 2012 AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
"We are all saddened that Metty's season came to an end like this,"
said Yoshimura Suzuki manager Mike Webb. "He has been so solid all year
and lately has been gaining great momentum in the outdoors - we all
certainly expected podium results throughout these last rounds. It's a
shame he won't be able to realize those goals. Metty and his wife Sheena
are expecting their first child in August and we will help and support
Brett and Sheena in any way possible."
Metcalfe moved into the top five in the overall championship points
standings after picking up another top-10 finish at Budds Creek two
James Stewart, meanwhile, will be back under the Yoshimura Suzuki
tent when the series returns at the RedBud National in Buchanan,
Michigan on July 7, according to Yoshimura Suzuki.