RCH/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing has announced Broc Tickle will miss the final two rounds of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Series due to a practice crash at the Suzuki SX test track that resulted in a fractured triquetral bone (carpal bone on the outside of the wrist). This is a blow for Tickle, who coming into the weekend is ranked eighth in the 450 championship standings. Tickle has made every main event contested so far this season and scored a career-best third place finish at the 2017 Toronto SX. The team did not say if a fill-in rider would be hired for the last two races, but that expected recovery is two to four weeks.
The full press release is posted below…
Broc Tickle, rider of the No. 20 Suzuki RM-Z450 for RCH/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing, was injured in a practice crash at the team's test facility in Corona, Calif., yesterday and will miss the final two races of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross season.
Tickle was diagnosed with a fractured triquetral bone in his right wrist at Memorial Care Imaging Center in Newport Beach, Calif.
The Holly, Mich., rider earned seven top 10s this season, including his first career 450SX Class podium finish, and is currently eighth in Monster Energy Supercross points.