UPDATE ON ALEIX ESPARGARÓ
Following medical checks carried out today at the Dexeus Hospital in Barcelona, Aleix Espargaró has been diagnosed with a heel fracture in his right foot. The Spanish rider, the victim of a frightening high-side during the last free practice session at Silverstone, then stoically took to the track for both qualifying and Sunday’s race.
The injury does not require surgical treatment, and Aleix has been prescribed seven days of absolute rest during which he will have to use crutches in order not to strain his injured foot. The aim is to arrive at the next race weekend (19-21 August, Austria) in the best physical condition.
THE RED FLAG FUND SUPPORTS LOCAL MOTORCYCLE ROAD RACERS WITH AUCTION AT BLACKHAWK FARMS RACEWAY IN SOUTH BELOIT, ILLINOIS
Antioch, IL, August 8, 2022 – The Red Flag Fund, Inc announces its fundraising auction and dinner on Saturday, September 17 at Blackhawk Farms Raceway, in South Beloit, Illinois. The auction will be held over a CCS Twin Sprint Race weekend with approximately 150 motorcycle racers and family in attendance along with racing fans. Hundreds of items will be auctioned off to support injured road racers. The Red Flag Fund is happy to have Gordon Lunde, founder of the Wegman Benefit Fund, as a partner in the execution of this year’s auction. This event will help close out the Blackhawk Farms Raceway motorcycle race season. All proceeds from the auction and dinner go directly to the Red Flag Fund.
The Red Flag Fund is a national non-profit 501(c)3 organization established in 2006 as a
successor to the Wegman Benefit Fund that was started by Gordon Lunde in 1986. The Red Flag Fund supports injured motorcycle road racers with financial and medical hardships. The focus of the Red Flag Fund is safety, partnership and to build a sense of community among racers, race officials and racing families.
For ways to help and find out more about this event, visit www.redflagfund.org
More, from a press release issued by British Talent Cup:
Garness hammers home his advantage in Race 2
The number 57 impresses once again to pull clear, with Stephenson and McCabe back on the rostrum on Sunday
Sunday, 07 August 2022
After domination in Race 1, Johnny Garness (MLav VisionTrack Academy) did it again on Sunday for another impressive victory. In a class of his own all weekend, the number 57 was over six seconds clear at the chequered flag in Race 2. The same two riders joined him on the podium too, with Rhys Stephenson (Rockey Racing) impressing for another rostrum finish and likewise Harley McCabe (MLav VisionTrack Academy) as they took second and third, respectively.
Garness got the holeshot once again, with Stephenson slotting into second and McCabe into third – as it would turn out, also where each would finish. Initially though they were glued together, and Stephenson was able to take the lead for the latter part of the lap – before Garness swept round the outside to lead over the line for the next.
As the laps ticked down, the gap then only grew. Once into clear air and settled in the lead, Garness was able to pull away and eventually crossed the line 6.618 seconds clear, taking a huge 84-point lead in the standings.
Behind him, the Stephenson vs McCabe duel raged on. The two were glued together until the penultimate lap as the number 23 was then able to just pull away, with McCabe forced to settle for third but both having an incredibly impressive Sunday.
It was a close trio fighting for fourth too, with Sullivan Mounsey (Wilson Racing/J&S Racing) vs Carter Brown (MLav VisionTrack Academy) vs Harrison Dessoy (Microlise Cresswell Racing/Eastern Garage Racing). Mounsey crashed out, however, and Brown was able to pull into some clear air in fourth as Dessoy completed the top five.
Next up Clayton Edmunds (MJL Racing) took another good finish at the head of a close group, beating Lucas Brown (SP125/Amphibian Scaffolding), Harrison Crosby (Banks Racing), Julian Correa (Microlise Cresswell Racing) and Matthew Ruisbroek (Microlise Cresswell Racing), the latter duo split by just hundredths over the line.
That’s a wrap on Race 2 at the British GP, with 84 points now in Garness’ favour at the top as the paddock heads to Thurxton for a quick turnaround. Can his rivals hit back next weekend?
Julian Correa (40) in action at Silverstone. Photo by Michael Hallam, courtesy Michael Correa.
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