Banks-Browne has been cleared to get back in the saddle

RACING LINE: Elliott Banks-Browne is preparing to race in Kent on June 29
RACING LINE: Elliott Banks-Browne is preparing to race in Kent on June 29

Bury St Edmunds’ Elliott Banks-Browne will return to the track later this month —
after being given the all-clear following shoulder surgery.

The two-times national motocross champion has been out of action since a mid-air collision in a national series race at the end of April.

And after originally cancelling his comeback to racing at Swanley in May, the Buildbase Honda rider has now been given the green light by his surgeon to get back on his CRF450R bike.

“It’s obviously been a frustrating few weeks for me,” said Banks-Browne. “We worked so hard to be ready for Swanley, but we simply ran out of time.

“Looking back, it was the right decision to not have ridden and one that the team have totally supported.”

Following the decision to delay his first race back, Banks-Browne decided to undergo a second operation on his injured right shoulder, to check on how it was healing.

The operation also removed the metal work from a previous injury so that any potential complications in the joint could be prevented.

A consultation with specialist shoulder surgeon Mike Walton has yielded a positive result, with the Bury rider now fit to race again.

“Mike was really happy with how the shoulder is shaping up and said that I am good to go,” continued Banks-Browne.

“The plan is to resume my full gym programme and get back on the bike immediately.

“The team have been great and have not put me under any kind of pressure to be back riding.”

Banks-Browne is set to return to action in the fifth round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship at Skelder Park in Whitby, North Yorkshire on Sunday June 29th.