News 14 Mar 2022

Sexton 'healthy apart from a few scrapes and bruises'

Detroit another difficult outing for factory Honda team rider.

Image: Octopi Media.

Team Honda HRC rider Chase Sexton has emerged from Detroit’s race-ending crash with Cooper Webb ‘healthy apart from a few scrapes and bruises’, now turning his attention to this Saturday at Indianapolis.

The 22-year-old endured a difficult 10th round of 2022 Monster Energy Supercross, falling in his heat race while trying to pass a lapped rider before coming together with Webb in a spectacular collision during the main.

Sexton was slow to his feet following the impact, a ripped jersey revealing skin loss and bruising from the fall, which luckily was the extent of the damage he sustained. He wasn’t able to resume, marking the end of his evening.

“Overall, the Detroit Supercross was a pretty rough race for me,” Sexton reflected. “I had a crash in the heat race trying to go around a lapped rider and, in the main event, Cooper and I got together, which ended my night.

“It was unfortunate, but thankfully I’m healthy apart from a few scrapes and bruises. I’m looking forward to Indianapolis, which I consider one of my home races, and I’m excited to get back out there and make up for it.”

Now sixth in the point-standings, Sexton enters Indy with a 65-point deficit to red plate-holder Eli Tomac. While that gap is likely insurmountable with just seven rounds remaining, only 23 points separate him from Jason Anderson and Malcolm Stewart, currently tied for second position.