As we reported back in May, our sponsored rider Sam Osborne had to pull out of this year’s Thundersport GB Series after just three rounds. The reason? Sam was diagnosed with Post-Concussion Syndrome after sustaining a head injury during a crash at a testing session late last year.
We talked to Sam yesterday and were delighted to hear that he is very much on the mend and, in his own words, he “feels much better in himself” and is very confident that he will be able to return to the track in time to prepare for the 2017 season.
With his health improving and the symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome gradually subsiding, Sam is scheduled to have an MRI scan to ensure that there is no lasting physical damage. As soon as the symptoms completely disappear, Sam will undergo a series of tests which, when completed, will allow him to get his racing licence back.
Sam had very mixed results in his three rounds of the 2016 Thundersport GB Series. He won in his class, he crashed out during horrendous weather and he had top ten finishes. He is very confident that he will improve on these performances during the 2017 season.
Sam, who rides for the leading Suzuki specialist tuning and racing team MSG Racing, is sponsored by The Motorsport Division of Lane Electronics.