News 2 May 2024

Practice crash for Bloss results in fractured arm and collarbone

The leading Beta rider’s Supercross season comes to an early end.

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Following a practice crash this week, Benny Bloss will miss the remainder of Monster Energy Supercross due to a fractured arm and collarbone. The incident occurred as Bloss was preparing for round 16 this weekend in Denver.

“I am super bummed for Benny,” said Liqui Moly Beta Racing team manager Carlen Gardner. “He has had a fantastic season representing the new 450 RX and we are in such a good spot with him and the bike. This sport likes to test your mental strength every day and all we can take from this situation is that we know the level Benny can get back to and better when he heals up. He will undergo needed surgery and begin the road to recovery. He will be supporting his teammate Colt over the next two rounds as we are still in full swing to better ourselves each weekend.”

Bloss currently sits 14th in the 450SX standings and had been on a solid run of late having just come off a season best eighth place finish in Nashville two weekends ago. It’s a tough break for the Liqui Moly Beta Racing team as well who had both Bloss and Colt Nichols looking strong in Philadelphia as they looked to end the season on a high note.

The team was not planning on racing all of AMA Pro Motocross, so Bloss was likely going to have some time on the sidelines regardless, but no timetable on his return has been established either. Nichols will be the sole remaining rider for the team moving into the last two races of the season.