The 4-time Grand National Flat Track champion broke his collarbone when testing his 2017 bike
Mees crashed two weeks ago during a test session in the United States. The Michigan ace was riding the new two-cylinder Indian 750, his bike for the 2017 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National. Undergone surgery, Mees hoped to recover quickly and be ready to race the fourth run of the Superprestigio invitational event. This race is one of the most important of the season for the 2016 GNC runner-up and every year he looks forward to it.
Unfortunately, recovery is being slower than expected and the 4-time US Flat Track champion’s been forced to withdraw the Superprestigio event in Spain, following medical doctors’ advice.
Jared Mees has taken part in two runs of the Superprestigio Dirt Track event so far. In 2014 he was second behind Spanish hero and 3-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez. Last year he came up third, right behind fellow American Brad “The Bullet” Baker and Marquez.
JARED MEES, 4-time AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National champion
“After speaking with my doctor he doesn’t think it will a good idea for me to race in Barcelona as the bone will not be healed 100 per cent. I do not think it is far to anyone that I am not 100 percent, either. I am very disappointed and would love nothing more than to have an invite for 2017. I wanna win that race very badly. Best of luck for the event.”
Event organisers have already confirmed Jared Mees’ participation for 2017 Superprestigio Dirt Track.