Well it has been an incredible 6 weeks where we are now excited to tell you that we are going racing again.
After initially being told that he would not be able to even use his left arm for 12 weeks, USN team rider Scott Beaumont has been working closely with team partners Core Clinics, has had laser surgery with Brian Simpson and has been re tabbing every single day to get back to racing as soon as possible.
Defying all the odds, Scott is now on route to round 1 of the European 4X Series which takes place this weekend in Stuttgart, Germany.
European 4X Series So after meetings, scans, x-rays and consultations earlier this week, the team have made the decision to attend round 1 of the 2019 European 4X Series in Stuttgart, Germany.
Scott is confident in the feeling he has in his left arm and is looking forward to racing on Saturday.
The team are currently on the road in the team Dethleffs truck on their way to the channel tunnel.
We just want to thank all our team partners and sponsors for their constant support over the last 6 weeks. We simply could not do this without you.
Scott has worked tirelessly over the last 6 weeks to get back on track and represent his sponsors at the highest level.
Here’s to a successful 2019. So far we have a national win and a broken bone. We are looking forward to plenty more wins!
Round 1 – Saturday So after a long winter, we were ready and Scott lined up for his qualifying races.
No matter how many times we have been here before, the nerves are always there. Until the gate drops no one knows where we are going to be.
Sure enough the gate dropped and Scott took the holeshot. Leading the race from start to finish, Scott continued to extend his lead all the way around the track. It was a perfect start and filled the team with confidence.
In his next two qualifying races, Scott again dominated from start to finish and went into the knockout rounds unbeaten.
Onto the final and Scott was feeling confident. He chose gate 1 to give the inside into turn 1. The gate dropped and Scott made a perfect start, attacked the first jump and took the lead. Exiting the first turn, Scott hit the afterburners and pulled a comfortable lead. He rode a perfect lap and crossed the finish line with a 10 bike length lead to take the win at round 1 and score maximum points.
After the final Scott said: “We have trained hard all winter and today has been a great test for us to see where we are at. A perfect day and I am very happy to take the win.”
Round 2 – Sunday After a perfect start on Saturday, Sunday started out much the same when Scott won his first moto. In the second moto he didn’t make a great start and battled another rider down the first straight. In the first turn, Scott found himself on the outside but still carrying good speed for the second straight.
On the exit of the first turn, the rider on the inside drifted wide and the on the take off of a double exiting the first turn, both riders made contact. Scott was thrown off the side of the track and ended up landing on the take off to another jump on another straight. Going from 30 mph to zero it was like a car crash and Scott was badly winded for about a minute. The medical team were with him instantly and attending to his injuries. Scott was complaining about his left arm, right shoulder and his back. Clearly in pain the decision was made to get Scott straight to hospital.
On arrival in hospital, Scott was immediately rushed through A&E into scans and x rays to assess the injuries.
The diagnosis was a broken radius in his left arm and a separated right shoulder with some severe whiplash as well. Quite a result considering the impact that he had.
Scott stayed in hospital for a total of three nights and had an operation to plate his left radius with seven screws.
Scott left hospital and he has been busy on the recovery trail ever since.
Working with team partners Core Clinics, receiving Laser surgery on his broken radius and pushing his limits every day we are very happy to say that he is well on the road to recovery.
We anticipate he will be back racing in the next few weeks at the start of May. The good news is he will miss 2 or 3 races in total so that will be much better than the initial 12 weeks minimum that was suggested by doctors!
Finally we just want to thank all our team partners. As you all know it is rare that Scott has any big crashes but when he does, it is re assuring to have such amazing support from our partners so that Scott can just concentrate on his recovery.
We will update you again in the next week or so with a return date when we will hopefully see him back on the top step of the podium and continuing where he left off after round 1 of the BMX National Series in Manchester.