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Northern Territory hosted the annual the Finke Desert Race was held on the 7-10 June 2019. Many Victorian’s headed to the centre of Australia to compete in the 460-kilometre race from Alice Springs to Finke and back.

Numurkah’s Ryan Cossens is no stranger to the Finke Desert Race. Tweaked Performance Sherco 500 rider Ryan Cossens qualified 17th in the prologue which sets the starting order for Day 1. 


Unfortunately, Cossens experienced a crash in the first turn at Alice Springs. Unbeknown to Cossens he suffered a significant injury to his left arm, he did make it to Finke in 26th Outright on Day 1. The event medical unit advised Cossens to withdraw from the event and seek medical attention in Alice Springs.
Ryan has undergone surgery to treat the wound in his arm and requires ongoing treatment. Hence why Ryan Cossens was listed as a DNF for the event.

Ryan Cossens is a very determined rider, and he will do whatever is needed to be on the start gate. Not knowing the full extent of his injuries, Cossens usually competes in the Hattah Desert Race next month, one can assume that he will be missing the event this year. KAJX would like to wish Ryan a speedy recovery and best wishes.

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