News 26 Oct 2023

Right knee injuries rule Bramich out of ASBK remainder

Underwent surgery to repair ruptured ACL and torn meniscus.

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Potent Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) Supersport contender Tom Bramich has been ruled out of the remaining races of the 2023 season after undergoing surgery to repair damage to his right knee.

The Victorian is currently sixth in the standings, having scored podiums throughout the current campaign amidst a share of misfortune that cost valuable points.

Historically, Bramich is very strong at Phillip Island, the next track coming up this weekend, and is also solid at The Bend which will host the final round. However, he initially injured his knee in a bike accident three months ago, but after another incident two weeks ago in day-to-day life, he was advised to get surgery as soon as possible.

“Devastated that I won’t be lining up on the Supersport grid for the remaining two rounds of ASBK – Australian Superbikes, after recently undergoing surgery on a ruptured ACL and torn meniscus in my right knee. With the final two rounds marking my two strongest circuits on the calendar, it makes it extra frustrating that I am forced to sit out the remainder of the season.

“The team put in so much work this year, and I can’t thank Luke, Dougy and Wayne, as well as all of my sponsors for their unwavering and endless support. While I am unfit to ride now, the break allows me to put 100 percent focus into my recovery to ensure I enter the 2024 season as strong as possible. Good luck to everyone this weekend especially all of those on the Supersport grid, we’ll be there in support.”

Bramich went under the knife on Monday, 16 October with Mr Rohan Price, as his focus now firmly turns towards the 2024 season.