Oh man, will this guy ever get a break? Er, maybe I should reword that... over at Racer X Online, they're reporting that Suzuki's Sebastien Tortelli has tweaked his wrist while practicing for the outdoors; it's going to require surgery and he'll be out for six weeks. SIX WEEKS! There go his championship hopes, up in smoke.
Many people have written off Tortelli, but I remember one year when he was the ONLY guy taking it to Carmichael outdoors, week in and week out... until he got hurt (of course). They had one FANTASTIC BATTLE at Budds Creek, among many other skirmishes that year... I believe it was the last year RC rode green (somebody help me out here). Tortelli can be wickedly fast outdoors, but he has had problems staying off the injured reserve list. Here he goes again... dang!