Double Blow For UTAG Yamaha
09 May 2009 Back to News Home
At the same circuit a little later in the day, women's World Championship contender and UTAG Yamaha team rider Tarah Gieger clipped a track post and crashed, breaking her right radius. Tarah was running strongly in sixth position during the first moto when the crash happened after just half a lap.
The double injury scenario is in stark contrast to the team's start to the season, with Zach moving up to fourth position in the world standings and winning his first GP in Turkey. Nevertheless the team will be one hundred percent focused on supporting Mel Pococks's efforts over the coming weeks.