News 8 Jun 2020

Aim is for Marchbanks to return with 250SX East next week

Remains third position in the championship despite non-finish.

Image: Octopi Media.

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Garrett Marchbanks is aiming to continue in 250SX East when the series resumes next Wednesday.

Marchbanks was the cause of a red flag when he crashed out of Sunday’s main event at SLC3, transported to hospital for evaluation where he stayed overnight.

It’s understood that the 18-year-old is recovering from a bruised lung due to the impact on his ribs and back, but the plan is for him to be on-track next week when the eastern region continues.

“Today was a rough day,” Marchbanks said. “Between the rainy weather and sloppy track conditions, I didn’t help myself with the bad start in the main event.

“My ribs and back are really sore from my crash so I will get checked out, take these 10 days to recover and go from there. I hope to be back out there a week from Wednesday and make up some points.”

Pro Circuit R&D manager Zach White added: “Garrett was riding well and had a good heat race, so it was tough to see him get hurt. He stayed overnight in the hospital for observation on a bruised lung and will hopefully have some good news soon.”

Despite exiting the weekend’s seventh round of the series, Marchbanks remains third in the 250SX East championship standings, which will add importance for him to continue racing from 17 June.