News 28 Mar 2022

Sexton 'shaken up' after night-ending Seattle impact

Honda charger set to return at St. Louis for season-ending push.

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Team Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton said that he was ‘shaken up’ after a dramatic crash during qualifying at Seattle, opting to sit out the night following the incident.

The fall was a result of Sexton hitting neutral in the rhythm section, violently throwing him off balance and over the bars in what was a sizeable impact when he landed on his back.

“Seattle wasn’t very good for me. I had a big get-off in the second qualifying session, I mis-shifted on a three-on and ended up in neutral, went over the bars, which didn’t feel great,” Sexton explained.

“I hit my back pretty hard and was overall shaken up, so we decided to sit out the night. Overall, I feel pretty good [on Monday]. My body’s a little sore, but I’m excited to get back to work, address any issues and get back at it in St. Louis.”

Sexton started the opening rounds of 2022 Monster Energy Supercross in solid form, scoring a breakthrough 450SX victory at San Diego followed by another two podiums at A2 and Glendale.

Looking set for victory at Minneapolis, Sexton shockingly crashed out in the closing stages of round seven and ran into further troubles at Detriot in a collision with Cooper Webb.

The promising CRF450R talent is set to return to the competition at St.Louis, sure to take advantage of the weekend break before the series returns on 10 April.