AutoTrader.com/Monster Energy/Toyota/JGR Yamaha’s Weston Peick has issued an apology for his actions at the opening round of Monster Energy Supercross on Saturday.
In the semi, Peick was taken down by SmarTop MotoConcepts Vince Friese, the second time the two collided in the race, after which Peick punched Friese multiple times before shoving him.
Peick was disqualified from the race and was suspended for Round 2 in San Diego and handed a $5000 fine.
Below is his apology:
To My Friends, Fans and Sponsors,
While I have had some time to absorb my actions of this past Saturday night I felt it was important to apologize for the way I handled myself in the heat of battle. I must admit, I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received, but we know the race track is meant for just that, a place to race our motorcycles.
I can’t ever remember a year where the depth of the racing field has been so strong. I’m looking forward to getting back to round three and racing the way I know how and representing my Sponsors and Fans to the very best of my ability.
See you in Anaheim.