News 23 Jul 2021

Brown intending to race-on following injury scare

TLD Red Bull GasGas rider fortunate after multi-bike collision.

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TLD Red Bull GasGas rider Pierce Brown managed to avoid injury in the multi-bike collision during 250MX moto two at Spring Creek, with the intention of racing this weekend at Washougal.

While battling for P5, Brown came together with RJ Hampshire (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna), resulting in a crash and being struck by Jett Lawrence (Team Honda HRC) in a frightening incident.

After being assessed trackside by the series medical crew, Brown was cleared of any serious problems post-race after not finishing the moto.

“It was a tough day all-around, not what I was looking for, but I live to fight another day”, Brown recalled. “In the second moto, I was up front and moving forward a couple laps in and I collided with RJ Hampshire.

“As I was going to get my bike, I got hit by a couple riders. That was scary – my legs went flying behind my back and I hit my head. I wasn’t really sure how I was physically, so the Alpinestars medics took me to the rig and went over everything to make sure I’m okay.

“Unfortunately, that was the end of my day. Health-wise, I’m a little banged up, but all good to go, so that’s one positive to take from the day and we are hoping to rebound in Washougal.”

Moto two was shaping up to be one of the GasGas rider’s stronger performances this season, with his best results so far being a 7-7 scorecard at RedBud. He’s currently 13th in the championship standings entering the series’ second half.