It was a case of digging deep for BCP Factory Honda Junior Development Team racer Seth Shackleton over the weekend as he raced towards another number 1 plate for the 2023 race season on board his Honda CRF250R!

The deep sand of Pinjar Park (Wanneroo Junior MX Club) was the site for the final round of the WA Junior State MX Titles and the young Western Australian came into the round with a handy 21 point lead in the 250cc class. A first turn crash just two weeks ago at Coolum’s final round of Pro MX had Shackleton off to hospital with a fractured humerus bone in his upper right arm and an expected 8 weeks off the motorcycle effectively ruling him out of a potential State Championship.

A second and third opinion once back in WA had the fracture re-graded to a grade 1 hairline fracture of the growth plate with a recommended two to three weeks off the bike and a return to racing once he could deal with the pain!

“Once we got the green light from our surgeon I thought let’s just load the bike up and see if I could ride in practice,” said Shackleton.
“I knew I only needed three 4th placings on the day to wrap up the title so we just took it one race at a time. I finished second in the first two races and really wanted to end the series with a win which we got in the final race.”

Shackleton has one final goal set for 2023 and that is to wrap up the WA senior State Title in the MX3 class with the final round being held October 7th and 8th!