After waiting out a ridiculous (in my opinion) suspension from WADA and the FIM, Broc Tickle’s comeback to racing hit a roadblock on Saturday night in Arlington. The JGR / Suzuki rider collided with another rider in the opening lap in the first moto of the “Triple Crown” format and sustained a hand injury that will take him out of the series for a while. “Tough night in Arlington last night,” Broc Tickle said. “I struggled a little throughout the day but was excited to go racing for the night show. Got off to a rough start in Main 1 and came through the first rhythm, the first lap and collided with another rider. My left hand got smashed in between my bars and rear wheel of the other rider at contact. I am unsure of the full prognosis of my hand, but will have more insight tomorrow and will give you guys an update as I know more.”
This is a tough blow for a man who has patiently waited for the green light to return to racing and was so impressive last weekend in his 2020 debut. We wish the #20 a speedy recovery and hope this injury doesn’t derail him too much, but there were rumors last night at the race that the hand is broken. We will obviously update you more when there’s a definitive prognosis and an expected return date.