Williams Event Management and Motorcycling Australia have issued a press release regarding the incident that occurred at the seventh round of the Australian MX Nationals this weekend. According to the release, during the GoPro Super Pole, Matt Moss collided with an “undirected piece of machinery” and has been transferred to a local hospital.
Details out of Australia are scarce at the moment. We will provide an update as we know more.
You can read the press release below.
Williams Event Management and Motorcycling Australia wish to advise that an incident has occurred at round seven of the 2015 MX Nationals in Shepparton this morning, involving Team Motul Suzuki’s Matt Moss.
The incident occurred during GoPro Super Pole where an undirected piece of machinery entered the track, causing a collision with defending MX Nationals champion Moss.
Moss was immediately attended to by the RACESAFE Medical Team and has been transferred to hospital by ambulance in a stable condition for further assessment of his injuries.
Williams Event Management, Motorcycling Australia and the event Steward has now commenced a thorough investigation into the incident and will provide updates on Matt’s condition as they become available.
[Update: Monday, June 20]
Matt Moss has released a video of the incident on his Instagram page. In the video below, Moss jumps a tabletop and after landing on the downside of the jump collides with a piece of machinery on the track.
While we don’t have an official update on Moss’ condition, he did post the following on Instagram this morning. "I never usually wear armour, I decided to on the weekend because it looked like the roost would be pretty nasty. I tested a new @alpinestarsaus A1 model. Super comfy, vented and as it turns out strong too. I think they're out later this year. Make sure you check em out. @alpinestarsaus."
Our thoughts are with the Moss family at this time. We will have more information as it’s released.