RJ Hampshire Sidelined for Pro Motocross Finale in Indiana

RJ Hampshire Sidelined for Pro Motocross Finale in Indiana

RJ Hampshire Sidelined for Pro Motocross Finale in Indiana

RJ Hampshire had a big crash on the start of the second 250 Class moto at the Unadilla National. The #24 was slammed down hard as the field came out of the third turn and went under the walkway at Unadilla MX, which caused for a red flag so the Alpinestars medical crew could tend to Hampshire. A soft neck brace was placed around his neck as he was helped up to his feet and walked to the medical cart under his own power.

Last weekend, Husqvarna confirmed Hampshire was out for the tenth round Budds Creek National, where two of his four career overall Pro Motocross wins have come. Hampshire is a gritty rider, and one whose name has been mentioned as a possible rider on Team USA’s roster for the 2023 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations set for early October, so for the #24 to be sidelined means he must be in bad shape.

Last week’s press release stated, “A decision will be made next week on whether he will be fit to return for Ironman Raceway’s final round of the outdoor season.” Unfortunately, Hampshire took to Instagram this afternoon to announce he is in fact out for the finale as well, ending his Pro Motocross season. Ahead of the finale, Hampshire sits sixth in the 250 Class championship.

Hampshire is in fact looking to return for the inaugural rounds of the all-new SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX) playoffs, which kick off September 9 in Concord, North Carolina. Through 27 rounds of SMX, Hampshire sits in third place, as he will enter the SMX playoff rounds in the top five in qualifying points.

Below is Hampshire’s full post.

Motocross

Position Rider Hometown Points
1 Hunter Lawrence Landsborough, Australia Australia 391
2 Justin Cooper Cold Spring Harbor, NY United States 369
3 Jo Shimoda Suzuka, Japan Japan 343
4 Haiden Deegan Temecula, CA United States 329
5 Levi Kitchen Washougal, WA United States 308
6 R.J. Hampshire Hudson, FL United States 288
7 Max Vohland Sacramento, CA United States 269
8 Tom Vialle Avignon, France France 268
9 Jalek Swoll Belleview, FL United States 195
10 Ryder DiFrancesco Bakersfield, CA United States 181

Full Standings

SuperMotocross

Position Rider Hometown Qualifying Points Projected Points
1 Hunter Lawrence Landsborough, Australia Australia 615 25
2 Haiden Deegan Temecula, CA United States 497 22
3 R.J. Hampshire Hudson, FL United States 474 20
4 Levi Kitchen Washougal, WA United States 464 18
5 Jo Shimoda Suzuka, Japan Japan 418 17
6 Max Vohland Sacramento, CA United States 390 16
7 Tom Vialle Avignon, France France 387 15
8 Justin Cooper Cold Spring Harbor, NY United States 369 14
9 Jordon Smith Belmont, NC United States 234 13
10 Jett Lawrence Landsborough, Australia Australia 223 12

Full Standings

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