On Friday, Martin Davalos announced his retirement from racing on Instagram. While his intent was to hang it up after the final round at Salt Lake City 2 this weekend, a crash at press day on Friday that resulted in broken collarbone and concussion forced Marty to call it quits ahead of schedule.
Here was his statement on Friday:
Here it is guys. I am sitting here with my eyes tearing up thinking about how amazing my career has been…how I came to the states when I was 15 years old— alone and as a nobody from such a small country. I left my family behind to do what I loved the most which was to race my motorcycle. I am so grateful that my family sacrificed so much to help my dream come true. And I am proud of all I’ve achieved. With that being said, I have decided it is time for me to hang my boots up and step away from racing. My plan was to retire after the last round but unfortunately during press day today I had a crash that caused a broken collarbone and concussion. This career has been full of highs and lows, but I have accomplished things I never thought or dreamed of doing and I’m so thankful to the Lord for allowing me to do so.
Over the weekend, Marty released footage of the crash and thankfully it wasn’t worse, because this was a bad crash.
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