Seth Hammaker taking time out

Seth Hammaker won’t be racing in Colorado this weekend with the rookie announcing he is taking some time out to work on his health – but he is hoping to be back for High Point.

Hammaker had a brilliant supercross season but clearly isn’t feeling 100% right now and it means Mitch Payton is down to two riders already just one round into the motocross season with Cameron McAdoo also on the sidelines leaving Austin Forkner and Jo Shimoda flying the Pro Circuit Kawasaki flag.

Hammaker said: “So this isn’t the news I wanted to deliver this early into the season, but unfortunately I will not be lining up this weekend at Thunder Valley. I haven’t been feeling 100% lately and don’t want to risk injuring myself out there or do further damage, so I’m going to take some time to focus on my health. I will keep you guys posted with more on the situation as I know more. I’m hoping to be back for High Point, but we’ll make that call in a few weeks. Can’t wait to get back out there and see you guys at the races!”

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Text: Jonathan McCready