Bradley Ward Ready For MotoAmerica Paddock Return at VIR
After almost twelve months since his season ending crash at New Jersey Motorsports Park last year, Bradley Ward is gearing up for his MotoAmerica paddock return, albeit for the time being, in a non-racing capacity.
The former Stock 1000 front runner and regular top ten Superbike finisher takes on a new role in 2021, as he continues his rehabilitation and looks towards an on-track return. Bradley will mentor Twins Cup rider Ethan Cook, in addition to driving one of the ADR transporters for his former team mate and Team Owner Dave Anthony.
The last eight months have seen the #57 doing everything possible to get back on track and with his fitness and recovery improving weekly, his Superbike licence has been approved which bodes well for the British rider and for those who can’t wait to see him back in the saddle.
“I won’t be racing at VIR, but I am excited to be returning to the MotoAmerica paddock. I will be driving my truck over to the circuit. Dave (Anthony) and I have four bikes running out of our trucks this year and I will be taking on a rider coach / mentoring role with young Ethan Cook which is something I am looking forward to. It’s good to keep myself in the game and remind people that I am still here, and now that the Supercross season is done and dusted, this is the perfect opportunity. It will keep me busy, and I am looking forward to seeing some familiar faces this weekend. As far as my injuries go, I am now probably about 70%, and not too far away from being ready. My Superbike licence has been approved and I have everything I need in the truck… helmets, boots, gloves, leathers, just in case something happens, and I’m needed to step in. I will keep working throughout this season to be ready in the worse case for a full racing return in 2022! I’d like to thank everyone who has stood by me and supported me this past seven or eight months. It’s been a rough road, but I am getting stronger week by week and am confident of being back on a bike as soon as I can.”