News 24 Feb 2020

Red Bull KTM indicates Webb will line-up at Atlanta

Reigning champion battling multiple hematomas from Arlington crash.

Image: Octopi Media.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing has indicated Cooper Webb will line-up in Atlanta for the ninth round of Monster Energy Supercross this Saturday after the reigning champion escaped serious injury in a frightening crash last weekend.

After finishing second in the first of three Triple Crown finals, Webb was ejected following a mistake on the dragon’s back section, sidelining him for the remainder of the night.

The number one disclosed his injuries following the event, confirming he suffered hematomas to his pelvis and sacrum after being slammed onto his back trackside.

“Cooper Webb to race Supercross, round nine, this weekend in Atlanta,” a statement read. “Despite the fall that saw him forced to withdraw from proceedings in Arlington, the reigning 450SX class champion plans to line up behind the gate in Georgia on 29 February.”

Webb was still classified as 12th at Arlington, positioning him third in the championship standings – 26 points behind leader Eli Tomac (Monster Eneregy Kawasaki).