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Arm Injuries Halt Hall’s 2020 Manx GP Expedition

Stall Racing’s Stuart Hall has been forced to pull out of this year’s Manx Grand Prix, having taken medical advice in relation to troublesome arm injuries.

Speaking recently about the reasons behind his 2020 MGP withdrawal, Hall who went through the pain barrier with a broken arm no less to record successive top fifty finishes in last August’s Junior, Senior races, stated:

“I have received the news that unfortunately I am ruled out of all racing action for the upcoming season.

Following my accident at the 2018 MGP I was given bad medical advice, informing me my bones had healed and I was fit to return to riding in 2019.

Throughout the 2019 season and Manx GP I suffered with a lot of pain and weakness in my right arm. Making braking and cornering difficult.

Naively I assumed this was just a normal residual pain from healing. However it turns out my radius bone in my forearm never healed and the plate had broken.”

Photo by Nick Wheeler

The sixth place finisher within the 2016 Newcomers B Manx Grand Prix, went onto add:

“I now have to undergo further surgery including a bone graft from my hip to repair my arm. Due to the extent of the injury and recovery time needed I have taken medical advice and will not be riding this year so that I can return strong in 2021.

I am still really pleased with my accomplishments in 2019 and somehow managing a 110 mph lap despite a broken arm to earn my first replica really stands out.

I will still be at race meetings this year spannering for good friends Mike Gittings and Richard Fairclough. I am thankful that my sponsors have committed to supporting me when I return to road racing and the MGP in 2021.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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