The Autotrader Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team will not have Weston Peick beneath the awning at the final round of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross this weekend, as he has opted to go under the knife. Peick has had torn tendons in his hand all summer, not that one would know it by looking at his results, and will finally have surgery this week.
“Budds Creek was the last round for me, because of my hand injury,” Weston Peick said in a team statement. “The race did not go as well as I wanted it to. I didn’t get the best start in the first moto, but I worked my way up. The track was hard-pack and bumpy, which took a toll on my hand. Honestly, it was one of my worst weekends for my hand issue. We made some changes to the bike for moto two and they also prepped some of the track that was pretty gnarly rough. I got off to a sixth-place start and held there for half the race. I am obviously not stoked, but given my hand situation, to pull off a top ten is good in my books. I am getting surgery on Tuesday to get my hand fixed. At this point I am not sure how long I’ll be off the bike.”
Weston Peick currently runs sixth in the premier-class standings. However, seeing as he will give up points this weekend, it is most likely that he will end the current term in eighth.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Suzuki Racing