HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Jan 26, 2008) – Josh Hansen suffered a hard crash while practicing in Georgia last Wednesday, and will not race round four of the AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series in San Francisco, Calif. today.
The team’s trainer, Tim Gearhart was with Hansen when the crash occurred. It happened during a rhythm section causing Hansen to be pitched off his motorcycle into the face of an oncoming jump, with the bike then landing on him. Gearhart took Josh to a nearby hospital where he was checked out and released, and then to one of the team’s doctors for further evaluation. While it appears there is no serious injury, the deep internal bruising Josh sustained during the impact has him in considerable pain, rendering him unable to ride.
JGRMX Toyota/Yamaha rider Charles Summey will race the event, and Hansen should return for round five of the Series next weekend in Anaheim, Calif. The team is sponsored by Toyota, Yamaha, Yamalube, Renthal, N-Style, Oakley, Troy Lee Designs, Bridgestone, Etnies, Boost Mobile, Pro Circuit, Renton Coil Spring, Hinson Clutch Components and Cycra. For more information, visit the team’s official website, www.jgrmx.com.