Salvaging points the goal for factory Yamaha E2 contender.
Yamaha Active8 Yamalube Racing’s Josh Green will attempt to push through this weekend’s fifth and sixth rounds of the 2019 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) at Kyogle, despite suffering multiple wrist fractures on his way to a Penrite Hattah Desert Race podium two weeks ago.
Recently undergoing scans, it was determined the New South Welshman will not require surgery, however he was recommended an eight-week recovery period to allow the injury to adequately heal.
Green returned to the bike this week, albeit fitted with a wrist brace, to evaluate if Kyogle’s AORC would be on the cards – the number 99 ultimately feeling confident enough to take on this weekend’s double-header.
“I’ve pretty much been told I need eight weeks off to let it heal properly, but it’s really weird – it doesn’t hurt to push it forward, it only hurts in a lifting movement,” Green explained to MotoOnline.com.au.
“Obviously if I have a hard hit on it again, it’s going to be a lot weaker – there’s more chance of damaging it more. I had a little ride on Thursday with a wrist brace, and I managed to be able to ride – it wasn’t perfect, but I can ride. I’m going to try and race this weekend – hopefully it doesn’t get too rough and I can ride around and make it happen.”
Green is currently ranked second in the E2 championship standings following four-straight runner-up finishes in the category.