Amateur runner Luca Marsalisi recently took to Instagram to provide an update. The Georgia native suffered an accident during race two of the Open Pro Sport which ended his week at the 2021 Monster Energy AMA National Amateur Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch and resulted in several broken vertebrae.
âOoof well, I’m moving away from Lorettas a bit. 5-10-dns 250pro / 5-dnf-dns 450pro. Unfortunately I had a pretty big ride from the second 450 bike and it cut my week short, I felt good to lead a few laps and showed some of my true self. In short, I have some positive points to take away from the week. I left everything on the track every race, but fell short of my expectations. I know what I’m capable of, I just need to put all the pieces together and focus on what lies ahead. I will heal and come back right away, I couldn’t do it without all these amazing people behind me, thank you all! â
âWell, this is not the news I wanted to publish, but unfortunately after my fall in Lorettas I found out that I had a few broken vertebrae and ligament damage in the area. It’s been a tough few months with injuries, but I’m thankful it wasn’t any worse. Definitely a little disappointed, but I’ll do all I can to get to 100% and get back on the bike ASAP and come back and do what I love to fight every race! Well done to everyone who stays behind me, thank you everyone.
Now Marsalisi has said he returned to horseback riding about a week ago and said he was “feeling pretty good”. He also announced that he will make his professional debut in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, confirming that he will compete in the 250SX East Region. The Yamaha rider is also looking for sponsors to help him reach the professional ranks. The 250SX East region is scheduled to begin on February 19 with the Minneapolis Supercross at US Bank Stadium.
Marsalisi’s best result at the Ranch was third overall in the 2020 250 B Limited class after races of 4-2-5. He finished 1-3-19 in the 450 B class in 2020, finishing seventh overall. Below is Marsalisi’s full post.
âHey guys so I know I’ve been off the grid a bit, but a lot of moving parts happened during my recovery time. I’ve been riding for about a week now, feel pretty good, still get rid of the dust a bit, but I’m going to get back to where I need to be.
My plan is to make my pro debut for the east coast supercross and I’m super excited to start my pro career always trying to put a few pieces of the puzzle together as everyone knows he is extremely difficult physically, mentally and financially to be a motocross and supercross racer as I make this transition to the pro ranks, I am looking for someone who is willing to help with possible trips, entry fees, accommodation, really a little little will be of huge help, if anyone decides to jump on board with my program this year I can put your company logo or your company name on my helmet or gear for the round or more if you want more. And I will also give the jersey of this signed sleeve. Glad to start the season and will share more news soon, if anyone is interested in anything please contact me by DM or call me (203-942-5862)