After a strong 2nd place in Saturday’s prologue it was a career defining battle for BCP Yoshimura Honda rider Madi Healey to complete the grueling four hour event after a high speed crash on lap 4 almost ended her day!
“I was sitting in a good positing and feeling strong on the bike when I clipped a tree at high speed and fully rag dolled with my bike down the track,” said Healey.
“My back took a good hit and I could see my bike was real bent up, but I remounted as quick as I could and just took some time to make sure that my bike and body could keep going. For the next lap or so I just dug my heels in and tried to block out the pain, but that last lap was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. There were a few tears during the last lap that’s for sure!”
The four time Hattah junior champion vows to be back stronger and faster in 2022.
“I can only imagine how tough it must have been for Madi after her crash! She’s one of the toughest humans I’ve come across so for her to have a few tears on the final lap she must have been in a world of pain,” said team manager Lee Hogan.
“Full credit to her for finishing let alone holding on to a credible fourth place in her debut senior year when a lot of people would have pulled the pin.”
Honda mounted Emma Milesevicsteam rolled the women’s category by an enormous margin on her CRF450R finishing 31st Outright!