Amateur racer Luca Marsalisi took to Instagram recently to provide an update. The Georgia native suffered a crash during the second moto of the Open Pro Sport that ended his week at the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch early and resulted in several broken vertebrae.
“Ooof well I’m walking away from Lorettas a bit bitter. 5-10-dns 250pro / 5-dnf-dns 450pro. Unfortunately had a pretty big get off moto two of 450 and it cut my week short, felt good to lead some laps and showed some of my true self. All in all I have some positives to take away from the week. I left it all out there on the track each moto but fell a bit short of my expectations I know what I’m capable of just gotta put all the pieces together and focus on what’s ahead. Gonna heal up and get right back too it, couldn’t do it without all these amazing people behind me thank you all!”
“Well not the news I wanted to be posting but unfortunately from my crash at Lorettas I found out I have a few broken vertebrae and some ligament damage to the area. It’s been a rough few months with injuries, but I’m grateful it wasn’t worse. Definitely a bit bummed but gonna do everything I can to get to 100% and back on the bike as soon as possible and back out there doing what I love fighting each race! Huge shoutout to everyone sticking behind me, thank you all.”
Now, Marsalisi said he returned to riding again about a week ago and said he is “feeling pretty good.” He also announced he will make his professional debut in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, confirming he will race the 250SX East Region. The Yamaha rider is also looking for sponsors to help with the jump to the pro ranks. The 250SX East Region is set to begin February 19 with the Minneapolis Supercross at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Marsalisi’s best finish at the Ranch was third overall in the 2020 250 B Limited class after 4-2-5 moto finishes. He finished 1-3-19 in the 450 B class in 2020, finishing seventh overall. Below is Marsalisi’s full post.
“Hey guys , so I know I’ve been kinda off the grid a bit but a lot of moving parts were happening during my recovery time. I’ve been riding for about a week now feeling pretty good still knocking the dust off a bit but i will get back to where I need to be.
My plan is to make my pro debut for east coast supercross and I’m super excited to get my pro career started still trying to throw some pieces of the puzzle together , as everyone knows it’s extremely hard physically, mentally , and financially to be a motocross and supercross racer as I make this transition to the pro ranks I’m looking for anyone that is willing to help with possible travel , entry fees , accommodations , really any little bit will be a massive help , if anyone decides to jump on board with my program this year I can throw your business logo or company name on my helmet or gear for the round or longer if you would want more. And I will also give away the jersey from that round signed. I’m excited to get the season started and I will share more news soon, if anyone is interested in anything please DM me or give me a call (203-942-5862)