Following a horror MX Nationals Round Three in Wonthaggi (VIC), the TLD – Maxima Zero Seven Motorsports team has confirmed that Cody Mackie will return to the series for it’s return to Broadford (VIC) this weekend.
Mackie surprised many with strong consistent results to start his MX1 class 2013 season, however crashed hard at Wonthaggi causing a Grade Two ligament tear in his right ankle.
Despite being extremely sore, Mackie is determined to get back on his KXF450 for this weekend and continue his championship assault.
“It was really disappointing to crash in Wonthaggi, but I’m determined not to miss any more racing. I’ll definitely be sore this weekend but I’ll give it my best shot.” Mackie said.
Zero Seven Motorsports MX2 class championship hopeful Kade Mosig also suffered a sickening blow to his championship hopes in Wonthaggi, crashing in the first corner and being hit multiple times by other bikes rendering him unconscious.
Mosig was transported to Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital, where scans would reveal a slight fracture in his L2 vertebrae.
Devastated by the reality that his 2013 MX Nationals Championship hopes are dashed, Mosig has decided to miss Rounds 4 and 5 to have a niggling shoulder injury repaired and allow ample time for his broken vertebrae to heal, in order to return to Round 6 in Hervey Bay (QLD) fully fit.
“This of course is not the way I had planned 2013 to go. It’s always a hard call to make but in the situation I’m in with my back I think its better to take the time off to be 100% fit before returning.
My shoulder has been niggling me for some time now, but I haven’t really told anyone about it. It will be a good thing to have it fixed properly once and for all and come back stronger than ever in Hervey Bay.”
With Mosig’s impending absence, Zero Seven Motorsports team owner Mark Haughton considered their options for the Broadford and Connondale Rounds 4 and 5; eventually deciding on Queenslander Dylan Peterson.
Peterson has competed for Zero Seven Motorsports previously and filled in in similar fashion for injured MX1 competitor Billy Mackenzie for the Monster Energy Kawasaki team throughout last year, impressing with regular top ten finishes.
“It’s awesome to get the call up from Mark (Haughton) to fill in for Kade for the next couple of rounds. I haven’t had a bike this year other than an old 125cc, but I’m still fit and definitely don’t plan on going out there just to make up the numbers. I’ll do my best and hopefully get some good results. I’d like to be out racing full time again next year.”
Zero Seven Motorsport’s all new web series ‘Moto Life’ will continue to follow the team’s progress behind the scenes, including Kade’s upcoming surgery, rehab and comeback to Round 6.