Video: Matt Moss hits Bobcat in Australia
Matt Moss hitting a bobcat on the track as he takes off for his superpole lap at the mx nationals today
Posted by Andrew Franklin on Saturday, July 18, 2015
In unbelievable scenes at the Aussie Nationals, defending champion Matt Moss crashed into a Bobcat that was on the track during his superpole lap. Moss is badly injured and currently in hospital and we wish him all the best in his recovery but it could have been even worse.
The MX Nationals organisers have released the following statement:
Williams Event Management and Motorcycling Australia wish to advise that an incident has occurred at round seven of the 2015 MX Nationals in Shepparton this morning, involving Team Motul Suzuki’s Matt Moss.
The incident occurred during GoPro Super Pole where an undirected piece of machinery entered the track, causing a collision with defending MX Nationals champion Moss.
Moss was immediately attended to by the RACESAFE Medical Team and has been transferred to hospital by ambulance in a stable condition for further assessment of his injuries.
Williams Event Management, Motorcycling Australia and the event Steward has now commenced a thorough investigation into the incident and will provide updates on Matt’s condition as they become available.
Meanwhile Ben Townley gave his thoughts on instagram saying: "I am at a loss for words at what I heard today, I was at a race myself when I heard that Matt jumped into a machine on the track. We've lost to many in our sport and it's an absolute miracle we still have this champion still on earth with us. I hope you recover from this Matt (@mossy102) and we can bang bars again, I heard that you got up under your own power, if you did you, your one tough human being."
Let's hope Moss, who represented Australia at the DesNations last year in Latvia, can make a full and speedy recovery from a shocking incident that no rider should have to endure.