Broken fibia puts an end to Boyd’s Super X season
Carlton Dry Honda Thor Racing’s Cheyne Boyd has been dealt a devastating blow, with x-rays confirming the Victorian rider has a broken fibia.
Boyd crashed heavily in his Super X heat race at Wollongong’s WIN Stadium last weekend, when another competitor ran off line, got crossed up and careered into his path.
It is a disappointing end to the season for the Open class rider, who had shown great form throughout the first two Super X events, including setting the second-quickest qualifying time in Wollongong.
“To be honest I didn’t realise my leg was as bad as it was until I lined up for the final,” Boyd explained.
“All I had in my head was that I needed to get out there. I knew how good I was riding and to DNF in such a short series puts you out of contention.
“When I went out for the final I couldn’t even start my bike, I had to get one of the guys to start it. I stood and put pressure on my leg and I felt something crack in my shin. I suspected it was broken but once I started riding I kept telling myself I wouldn’t be able to ride if it was broken so I kept going.
“If anything I didn’t achieve much by riding, but I wanted to keep going to prove how far I would go and how determined I am to do well,” he said.
Boyd will miss the remainder of the season and said his main focus now was to it to try and secure a riding contract for 2012.
“It was so disappointing to go down like that especially when there was no way of avoiding it,” Boyd admitted.
“My main priority now is to work out what I am doing next year. Not having the best motocross season I was relying on Super X to show my speed.
“I can only hope my performance at Round 1 and my practice/qualifying times from Round 2 will be enough. I was second fastest in practice/qualifying which was where I knew I should be. Hopefully it is enough to secure my deal for next year,” he concluded.
Carlton Dry Honda Thor Racing Team Principle Yarrive Konsky acknowledged he was bitterly disappointed for Boyd after what had been a strong start to the season.
“Cheyne has been working very hard and looked set for a great result at Wollongong so it’s very disappointing to see him forced to the sidelines with this injury,” said Konsky.
“His showed immense courage, tenacity and heart to push on through what would have been incredible pain to ride both the LCQ and the final and we’re hoping for a solid, speedy recovery.”
While Boyd recuperates the rest of the Carlton Dry Honda Thor Racing team will continue to prepare for this weekends third round of Super X at Campbelltown Stadium.