Rodio Racing – Powered by Robem Engineering Aprilia rider Ben Gloddy is recovering from surgery in Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, following his crash in MotoAmerica REV’IT! Twins Cup Race One on Friday at Daytona International Speedway.
Gloddy, age 17, was racing in the five-rider lead group on lap three when Dominic Doyle crashed in the West Horseshoe while riding his Team Iso Yamaha in the middle of the pack. Gloddy took evasive action but was hit by Doyle’s bike, crashed, and almost immediately sought help from the corner marshals.
Gloddy was transported to the hospital where he was admitted and underwent surgery to close a laceration, according to a post he made on social media.
“First, a big congratulations to @gus_rodio on his win today! Repeat that again tomorrow!
“I also want to send a huge that you to everyone who called, texted and messaged to check on me. I was transported to Halifax Hospital where they have taken great care of me! I had to have a surgery to repair a good sized laceration, but am expected to make a full recovery pretty quickly. Unfortunately, I will not be cleared to race tomorrow, but should be good to go by Atlanta.
“I can’t thank everyone enough for everything today. I should be discharged in the morning and look forward to seeing everyone at the track tomorrow.
“Thank you @sarachappellphotos and @k1600mark for being with me at the hospital and for staying in contact with my family back home. And of course thank you to Dr. Carl [Price] and the @motoamerica medical staff and corner workers!”