After looking great all day and ready to be challenge for the podium, Troy Lee Design GasGas Pierce Brown went down hard hard only seconds into the heat race, landing on his hand and putting him out for the night.
His team have released an update saying:
Pierce Brown started off the day on the gas, qualifying in the third position. But a hard crash in his heat race proved to be the end of his evening. After being seen by the Alpinestars Mobile Medical crew, he was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. The good news is that he’s already been released, and is headed home.