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3/15/2015 3:10 PM

Here's what was in Steve Dixon's FB

Not good news at the moment with Mel. A rider crashed in front of Mel whilst Mel was committed to the corner. It looks like the rear sprocket or handgaurd has lacerated his arm badly and he has lost the top of his right thumb at the knuckle. It's not pretty and we are all in deep shock at the moment, let's all wish the surgeons can do a great job, we are in touch with top people but at the moment he needs to be stabilised and we await the doctors news. Our hearts go out to Mel and his family who as you know have had enough injuries with Brad Pocock. Will try to keep everyone updated as we hear from his family.

3/15/2015 3:11 PM

Seems like it was deleted. Pretty disrespectful thing to do.

Best wishes to him.

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3/15/2015 3:16 PM

Why delete it? Perfectly valid thread.

3/15/2015 3:18 PM

Not me.

3/15/2015 3:19 PM

Fastbelly wrote:

Why delete it? Perfectly valid thread.

I clearly don't understand the "move"...

3/15/2015 3:22 PM

This is what Mel Pocock Snr posted on Facebook earlier this evening.
(Brian Higgins is the boss at the ACU, who are our AMA)



Totally speechless with today's events. It's about time the manufactures make a stand & support the teams.

To Mr Higgins .. How about I cut off your thumb off then make run down a track against oncoming riders whilst the paying public look for your remains, whilst I take 3 laps to question the decision to red flag.

Then on arrival only to be greeted by an empty "Fire & rescue" van. I then make you wait over one hour for any pain relief because I'm too fight to pay for a professional paramedic team.

Some would call this torture..

To top it off I then charge you & your family £20 for the privilege, even though you already have a pass. Ohhh & I don't offer refunds either.

3/15/2015 3:25 PM

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The Dirt Doctor will see you now – Weekend wrap on Hilton Park round of Maxxis British MX Championships

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POSTED: MARCH 15, 2015 AT 9:35 PM / BY JOHN / COMMENTS (0)

I’ve invented a new game to eat up the motorway miles. Next time you’re driving down the M6/M5/M4 etc keep an eye out for the most desolate, wind-blown god-forsaken shithole you can find. Now build an MX track and then hold a round of the Maxxis British Motocross Championship there.

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Hilton Park is not a British championship-standard track. In fact, it’s disrespectful to the riders and teams who work so hard to roll out a super-pro appearance to expect them to race there. Or even park there. The common consensus among riders was that the track stunk worse that the brain fart behind the decision to hold the opening round of this year’s championship there. The porta-poopers provided more passing places. I’ve seen more lines on freshly-botoxed butt cheeks (come to think of it, an ass-crack pretty much sums up the amount of lines on offer). It really was that bad.
Sadly, this year’s opener will be remembered not just for some great performances but for the horrendous hand injury sustained by Mel Pocock (Monster DRT Kawasaki) in the first MX2 race. It would be wrong at this time to speculate on potentially just how bad it is – Mel, we’re all rooting for you mate.
If you’re looking for positives to come from today – and at the moment we badly need a few – then Hilton Park marked the coming of age of the next generation of racers in MX2. Ben Watson (Hitachi Revo KTM UK) smashed out a pair of wins – the 17-year-old bossed the abbreviated race programme and if it hadn’t been for some sucky luck Adam Sterry (Wilvo Forkrent KTM) would have been right up there too. Sterry was docked a bunch places for failing to slow down ‘sufficiently’ when yellow flags were out in the restarted first moto. He didn’t close on Watson so he must have dropped his pace to match the leader and, anyway, how arbitrary is that decision? I mean, who decides what’s ‘sufficient’? In the second race he threw his chain while leading so all-in-all a very bad day in the office for the 18-year-old.
With Sterry out second place went to feisty Frenchman Steven Lenoir (Dyer & Butler KTM) with everyone’s favourite skinny Scot Bryan MacKenzie (Pendrich Kawasaki) doing it for the old-timers in third.
MX1 was swept by Shaun Simpson (Hitachi Revo KTM UK) who ran 1-1 – despite getting t-boned by a lapper in the second moto. Woody from Toy Story is world-class in sand and resisted pressure from second-placed Tanel Leok (LPE Kawasaki Racing) with bruising Brad Anderson (MBO Power ASA Yamaha) third.
The over 35s Vets kicked off their championship n’all and it was the evergreen Ryan Voase who brought it home from Brian Wheeler and Factory Phil Mercer. Next stop on the Maxxis calendar is Lyng in Norfolk on April 5. An awesome old-school circuit, this place is everything Hilton Park isn’t.
While the Maxxis riders were settling down in the Midlands mud on Saturday night the rock stars of racing – the AMA Monster Energy Supercross Championship riders – were getting lairy in Indianapolis at round 11.
Series leader Ryan Dungey (Red Bull KTM) took his third win on the bounce to stretch his advantage in the 450cc class to 45 points with six rounds to run. This one’s his to lose now. Down in the 250cc East Region class it was Marvin Musquin who nailed a hat-trick of his own and he now leads by 16 with four rounds to go.
- See more at: http://www.superbike.co.uk/blogs/the-dirt-doctor-will-see-you-now-weekend-wrap-on-hilton-park-round-of-maxxis-british-mx-championships/#sthash.FGuBimWV.dpuf

3/15/2015 3:31 PM

Mel's surgery was cancelled. They are stabilising the hand and reviewing again tomorrow.

He is at a 'hand specialist' now.

Strange the other thread disappeared.

3/15/2015 3:42 PM

the more i hear about this, the worse it seems to get.... im wondering if the original poster took it down ?

3/15/2015 3:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/15/2015 3:49 PM

philG wrote:

the more i hear about this, the worse it seems to get.... im wondering if the original poster took it down ?

OP's can't delete there own posts.

Only GuyB, Scottie and ML can and maybe a few other Vital guys.

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3/15/2015 3:51 PM

GuyB wrote:

Not me.

X2, I was hoping for more info. Hope Mel is okay.

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3/15/2015 4:00 PM

Crap news really hope mel will be ok sounds like the event organisers have a lot to answer for.

3/15/2015 4:56 PM

shit

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3/16/2015 8:11 AM

Mel is in surgery right now. Expected to last for 5-6 hours .

Shame the other thread with all the info was removed

3/16/2015 8:17 AM

philG wrote:

the more i hear about this, the worse it seems to get.... im wondering if the original poster took it down ?

So am I.

I never saw it, and don't know who posted it, or what the contents were.

3/16/2015 9:50 AM

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3/16/2015 10:05 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/16/2015 10:07 AM

Update from team DRT's Steve Dixon

Monday 16/03/15:

First surgery at 3am this morning to straighten Mels hand went well, surgeons meet at 9am to discuss next operation at 12 noon, Mel now remembers what happened, the bike next to him pitched up in the air and the bottom of his sprocket came down on mel like a chainsaw, he actually was still on the bike, he is with the top surgeon who know he’s a top sportsperson.

3/16/2015 10:39 AM

GuyB wrote:

Not me.

ML512 wrote:

X2, I was hoping for more info. Hope Mel is okay.

x3 Did it get buried back a few pages or something?

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3/16/2015 10:41 AM

There was another one, pretty sure Mel's name was in the subject line.

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3/16/2015 11:14 AM

The OP maybe changed the title? I don't think that's what happened though , because both of those threads are not the same as the original one. What the hell? That's weird.

Here is to hoping for a great recovery for the guy. Sounds like it was a nasty one.

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3/16/2015 11:48 AM

This was the "interesting" part of the missing thread :


"Mel Pocock had to run from the point of the accident to the ambulance only to find no one there. Race still ongoing.

I was told there was no doctor and the first aiders had no clue how to deal with the injury. A 'trauna' nurse from the crowd helped out.

Only 'gas and air' onsite and that ran out.

Officials more interested in getting the meeting restarted than finding missing the part of his thumb.

Now he is at a second hospital trying to get to see a hand specialist.

****
Update : Going to surgey in about 10 minutes.

Serious thumb and hand damage."

3/16/2015 12:16 PM

THE mx addict wrote:

This was the "interesting" part of the missing thread :


"Mel Pocock had to run from the point of the accident to the ambulance only to find no one there. Race still ongoing.

I was told there was no doctor and the first aiders had no clue how to deal with the injury. A 'trauna' nurse from the crowd helped out.

Only 'gas and air' onsite and that ran out.

Officials more interested in getting the meeting restarted than finding missing the part of his thumb.

Now he is at a second hospital trying to get to see a hand specialist.

****
Update : Going to surgey in about 10 minutes.

Serious thumb and hand damage."

Oh man this sucks! Poor friggin' dude!

Hey mx addict....what did you mean with this sentence " Only 'gas and air' onsite and that ran out " ?

And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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3/16/2015 12:22 PM

Its what they put you on when you are injured... oxygen and anaesthetic gas to put you out so you dont feel the pain.. pretty poor that its all they had.. and then didnt have.

3/16/2015 12:24 PM

jeffro503 wrote:

Oh man this sucks! Poor friggin' dude!

Hey mx addict....what did you mean with this sentence " Only 'gas and air' onsite and that ran out " ?

It's not my own sentence... I just took it from this thread yesterday...

3/16/2015 12:31 PM

philG wrote:

Its what they put you on when you are injured... oxygen and anaesthetic gas to put you out so you dont feel the pain.. pretty poor that its all they had.. and then didnt have.

I don't think that EMTs usually do anesthesia.

3/16/2015 12:38 PM

If anyone posted in the previous thread, go look at your posts and see if they're still there.

3/16/2015 12:40 PM

philG wrote:

Its what they put you on when you are injured... oxygen and anaesthetic gas to put you out so you dont feel the pain.. pretty poor that its all they had.. and then didnt have.

GuyB wrote:

I don't think that EMTs usually do anesthesia.

its the UK, things are different there. I never understood what an EMT was when I moved here, or its equivalent.

Usually sporting events have St Johns Ambulance on site, I think its a voluntary/ charity organization, but I don't know what the qualifications are of the people in attendance.

Hope the guy can recover.

who put the thread up about law suits the other day??? its a very grey area since you would think the promoter has to provide certain things for safety.

I saw someone nearly die at a fair race once, I think the only reason the kid lived was the hospital 1 mile down the street.

3/16/2015 1:06 PM

Really feel for Mel, really nice guy and was looking back to his best at the last GP in Thailand after a tough year last season, then this happens. Nightmare.

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3/16/2015 1:39 PM

I'm close friends with Mel, and was really tough seeing him in the pain he was in yesterday, horrific scenes and also not a meeting you expect from the premier Motocross series in the UK... Been thinking about him all day and hoping operations all going well.

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3/16/2015 1:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/16/2015 7:10 PM

Mel Pocock
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Really hope riders - team managers - public get behind us . When will Brian Higgins bring a professional race to a professional track ? I fought to keep my hand yesterday on my body with help from awesome public stood in the Crowd ! This is so unfair. I've had two opp s already and 4 or 5 To go in the next week. What I seen will haunt me for rest my life . So thank u for every one helping me .

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