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Walsh in high-speed Fatcat crash

REVO Seven Kawasaki team leader Dylan Walsh could be forced to sit
out the third round of the 2021 REVO ACU British Motocross
Championship fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels following a huge crash
yesterday at the Michelin MX Nationals opener at FatCat Motoparc.

The British-born Kiwi – who is currently sitting second in the ACU series,
just seven points behind pace-setter Tommy Searle – crashed heavily
and at speed in the second half of Sunday’s opening ‘Fastest 40’ moto,
causing the race to be red-flagged.

Walsh was setting a fast pace

The good news is that the MX1 front-runner, who took two third-placed
finishes in Saturday’s motos at the challenging South Yorkshire sand
track, hasn’t broken his right leg that took the brunt of the force of the
crash but he’s badly beaten-up and there’s now a question mark
hanging over his appearance at the Kent circuit this coming Sunday.

“Dylan’s crash was a full-on Cooper Webb job,” said team principal Mark
Yates. “Along the pit straight there was a load of rollers and he must
have hit a kicker. We’re talking 40mph, pinned in third on a 450. He was
on the front wheel over two rollers with the throttle bouncing off the rev-
limiter before he went over the bars and the bike drove him into the
ground. The bike must have then gone another 30 feet down the track
and ended up on the start straight. It’s totally, utterly destroyed.

“Fortunately, nothing’s broken but he’s got a haematoma and swelling
from what the doctor said must have been a very heavy impact. He’s
going to be very sore but he’s a tough lad.”

Dylan was the sole REVO Seven Kawasaki rider in action at the
weekend while his team-mate James Dunn continues his recovery from
a crash at the opening round of the ACU championship at Culham.

Pics by Nuno Laranjeira.

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