While battling with Eli Tomac late in the first 450 moto yesterday at Round 9 of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross at Washougal, Christophe Pourcel caught a peg on the takeoff of a jump and went flying—Superman style—and crashed hard.
Pourcel sustained a stinger in his back, and was unable to finish the moto. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider did return for the second moto and finished sixth.
"Everyone was going fast and everything was flowing pretty well. I don’t know, it happened so quickly. I think I caught my foot peg or my leg on the edge of that jump and just caused a bad crash," Pourcel said in a team statement. "It surprised me. I got scared for a moment because I couldn’t really move. I was pretty beat up for the second moto and wasn’t really sure if I was going to be able to race. Navarro fixed my neck up as much as he could. I got a bad start from all the way outside in the second moto and had to fight my way through to sixth so it’s not too bad."