News 8 Jun 2023

Honda's Sexton to remain sidelined through Thunder Valley

Premier class contender still experiencing issues from concussion.

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450SX champion Chase Sexton will remain sidelined throughout this Saturday’s third round of the 2023 Pro Motocross Championship at Thunder Valley as he continues to recover from injuries sustained in a testing crash after Fox Raceway.

The number 23 finished second overall at the 450MX opener at Fox Raceway, where he competed already ‘banged up’ following a heavy crash in qualifying.

Sexton then crashed on Tuesday following the opening round of the season in Pala which led to him being confirmed with a concussion, also diagnosed with mono that week, ruling him out of Hangtown and now Thunder Valley as he continues to recover.

“Unfortunately, Chase Sexton won’t be able to rejoin the squad yet, as he’s still experiencing issues from the concussion he suffered while testing after round one,” a statement from Honda read. “The team missed having the new AMA Supercross champ in the truck and is looking forward to having him back as soon as he feels better.”

While Sexton’s absence has effectively ruled him out of 450MX title contention, he still currently holds the number one premier class seed into the SuperMotocross World Championship post-season.