FMX: Emma McFerran's Horror Crash
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Jetpilot's Emma McFerran was performing FMX demos over the weekend at Darwin round of the Australian Superbikes when everything went wrong!
Emma was called up for the event at very late notice and was unable to have her own bike sent up in time so she had to ride a brand new bike straight of the showroom floor. Emma has been consistently jumping 75ft now for over a year and has jumped portables setups before but with all the power of such a new bike and a strong tail wind, she hit the take off ramp with far more speed than needed.
Emma sailed high and long and totally missed the landing slamming incredible hard into the tarmac as spectators feared the very worst. Incredibly Emma was not knocked unconscious and some how only received minor injures and would have walked away if medics hadn't stopped her.
After being rushed to Darwin hospital for a full body x ray Emma was cleared with only a fractured wrist and some minor bruising, One incredibly tough and lucky girl.
As Emma’s brother you can't imagine how worried and terrified I was for my sister after witnessing her take the heaviest hit I have ever seen. It is no doubt the scariest moment of my life. If she chooses to never ride again I would be more than happy with her decision.
Emma is currently still in Hospital at the Darwin Private Hospital and doing extremely well and is under going surgery on her wrist and will be heading home later this week.
MX: Challenging MX Nationals Round 2
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Adam Monea and the all-new 07 Motorsports team remain positive about a strong series ahead, despite facing some difficulties in Coonabarabran on the weekend for round two of the Australian Motocross Championships.
Monea, the team’s current MX2 championship hopeful, entered the round fifth in the championship points, however crashed heavily in the Sunday morning warm up after running off the track.
“I ran off the track on one of the fastest down hill sections of the track – there must have been a hole or something hidden there because the next thing I knew I was over the handlebars and on my head!”
Despite the heavy incident Monea soldiered on. The 23 year old netted two 9th place results in the opening ‘back to back’ races. The Coonabarabran circuit proving difficult to pass in the ultra competitive MX2 division.
Not satisfied, Monea begun the final 30 minute race determined to score a much needed podium position. It was not to be however, when a minor mistake saw him stall his RM-Z250 in the early stages.
Once again proving his strength and determination, he fought back through the field, to challenge New Zealander Scott Columb for sixth – when an electrical issue destroyed his chances of progressing further, just two laps from the end of the race. Monea was forced to limp home to salvage a frustrating 12th place.
“To work as hard as I did and only manage to finish 12th is frustrating for sure, but I’ll just focus on the positives from the weekend. My fitness is really good and we’re coming up to tracks I’m really comfortable on. I’m positive it’s only a matter of time before it all comes together and we win some races!” Monea said.
07 Motorsports kiwi rookie recruit Dion Picard also had a difficult weekend in only his second ever MX Nationals MXD class appearance. Despite a solid eighth overall in Conondale, the 16 year old suffered from poor starts all weekend, finishing 17th position overall out of the weekends 60 entries.
“I think I know what I need to work on, so this week I’ll go home and train hard. My starts were terrible this weekend.. I just need to be a bit more aggressive and my results will improve a lot.”
07 Motorsports MX1 (450cc) class contender Ross Beaton, remains out of action with a fractured leg. Beaton is expected to return later in the series.
To see more info on Zero Seven Motorsports, go to their Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/07Motorsports
For more info on the MX Nationals go to www.mxnationals.com.au
Photos: Shane Rice - Rice Photography
Auto: Leon Scott takes second at Cody’s D1NZ Grand Final
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Leon Scott took out second place in the NZ Time Attack Pro-Am Class at Cody’s D1NZ Grand Final round held in Hampton Downs, NZ. Narrowly missing out by 0.2 of a second put Leon in Second place for the season overall.
Wake: Zahra Kell takes out the Australian Cable Title
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Jetpilot's Youth gone Wild team member Zahra Kell took out the Australian Cable Wakeboarding National Championships this weekend in the Mini Girls Under 12 Division and she was the only rider to have won both the Cable and Boat Nationals!
Moto: Carlton Dry Honda Thor Racing Qualifying Round Two
Monday, 16 April 2012
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