In The Wake Of The Chicane: The Aftermath

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki rider Alex Dumas, before things went pear-shaped in the chicane at Ridge Motorsports Park. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

Most of the riders involved in the pile-up in the chicane at the beginning of Superbike race one on Saturday at Ridge Motorsports Park were unhurt. One rider who didn’t emerge unscathed, however, was M4 ECSTAR Suzuki Superbike rider Alex Dumas. The ever-likeable Canadian unfortunately fractured a bone in his right elbow, and he will be unable to ride in today’s Stock 1000 race, as well as the weekend-concluding HONOS Superbike race two.

Dumas is hopeful that he will be able to race at round six of the MotoAmerica Championship, which is September 11-13 at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

Richmond Ducati/KWR Ducati Team’s Kyle Wyman was also among the riders caught up in the crash, and he was unhurt but his Ducati Panigale V4 R was badly damaged for the second time in just three days. Wyman decided enough was enough, and he will sit out Sunday’s HONOS Superbike race one and get ready to race at New Jersey Motorsports Park in two weeks.