News 24 Mar 2022

Concussion keeps Brayton out for Seattle round

Retiring MCR Honda rider aiming to be fit for St Louis next week.

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A concussion sustained last weekend will keep Justin Brayton sidelined from the 12th round of 2022 Monster Energy Supercross this Saturday in Seattle.

Brayton –  in his final year full-time season of 450SX – has made the decision to sit out after professional consultation, aiming to be fit for St. Louis on 9 April.

“After consulting my doctor, talking with the team and my family about it we think it’s best to wait and get back on the bike next week and be 100 percent ready for St. Louis in a couple weeks,” Brayton shared.

“Good thing is I’m feeling totally fine and have been in the gym and on the bicycle a few times this week, but Supercross is a different beast and at this point in my career it’s best to be smart.”

It’s been an up and down year so far for the Smartop Bullfrog Spas MCR Honda rider, forced to miss Oakland after testing positive to covid-19, later scoring a season-best result of the fifth at Detriot – the week prior to the Indy fall. Brayton currently sits 12th in the 450SX championship standings with six races remaining.