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Matthew Brabham to warm-up in Australian Super Trucks

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Matthew Brabham will head to Australia for the Clipsal 500 weekend in Adelaide, South Australia, to race in the Stadium Super Trucks. Conceived by Robby Gordon, these trucks reach nearly 150 mph and soar 16 feet in the air on the specially designed course.

This is the second year the series will run as part of the V8 Supercar weekend schedule.

Brabham’s fifth Super Truck start will come with Bill Hynes, who called him, “one of the best young talents in the world right now,” in a team press release.

His most recent start in the series came last October at Valvoline Speedway in Sydney, New South Wales Australia where he finished second to Sheldon Creed and just in front of this year’s car owner Hynes.

Brabham is not only in Australia to generate some excitement for the 100th running of the Indy 500.

“While the Stadium Super Truck is completely different to an IndyCar, it will probably the last chance I have to be in Australia before things get a bit crazy back in the States,” Brabham said, “so it will be a great opportunity to give back to the Aussie fans before we start our Indy quest.”

Brabham will be making his inaugural attempt to make the 500 in the No. 61 PIRTEK Team Murray Chevrolet. He is a third generation driver, following in the footsteps of legendary grandfather Jack and father Geoff.

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Marvin Musquin to miss entire 2020 Supercross season

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On Friday, Marvin Musquin announced on Instagram he will miss the entire 2020 Supercross season with a knee injury.

The injury was sustained earlier this week in a practice crash at the KTM test track when he overjumped an obstacle and landed hard.

It’s “not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys,” Musquin wrote. “I was really happy to be back on the bike riding after being injured at the end of the Motocross season and starting to train for Supercross. Unfortunately, I had an incident at the KTM test track and ultimately over-jumped a jump that had a very big impact on my legs when I landed, injuring my left knee.”

I had it evaluated by several doctors and it was determined that my knee required surgery. It’s devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing Supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races.”

Last year, Musquin sustained another knee injury in November that threatened his 2019 Supercross season. He was able to ride in the Anaheim 1 event and finished in the top 10. Musquin improved throughout the season, winning two races and finishing third in the points after making a determined charge.

Musquin missed the 2011 and 2014 Supercross seasons with ACL injuries.

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Not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys… I was really happy to be back on the bike riding after being injured at the end of the Motocross season and starting to train for Supercross. Unfortunately, I had an incident at the KTM test track and ultimately over-jumped a jump that had a very big impact on my legs when I landed, injuring my left knee. I had it evaluated by several doctors and it was determined that my knee required surgery. It’s devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing Supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races. A big thanks to my team @ktmusa for supporting me in this tough time. I feel terribly sorry for them and all my sponsors for not being able to represent them on the track for the 2020 AMA SX season. But we will be back 👊🏼

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