Relaxation in Peace: Brayden Erbacher

Rest in Peace: Brayden Erbacher

Motorcycling Australia, our ProMX Administration Crew and the broader motorcycling household are right now united in grief on the passing of ProMX MX2 rider #59 Brayden Erbacher, who handed away because of accidents sustained in race one in all Spherical One of many 2023 ProMX Championship.

Season 2023 was to be Brayden’s second 12 months within the MX2 Championship, the head collection for 250cc 4 Stroke machines. Though a late starter in racing in comparison with some, Brayden had come to Wonthaggi from Queensland along with his household and his Roo Programs Diesel Tuning Race Crew to tackle Australia’s finest. His first ProMX marketing campaign in 2022 had seen sickness stop him from competing for the total season, however a vigorous and productive low season on the push bike, within the pool and within the gymnasium had seen him return to full health and he famous “head is down, bum is up, loads of work to be achieved…!” in anticipation of a full ProMX season in 2023.

Away from racing, Brayden was a likeable, good-looking, and artistic younger man. He loved his fishing, tenting, and enjoying the guitar. In his personal phrases, he favored “to maintain issues enjoyable however I’m additionally a decided individual and like a problem.” According to his cheeky nature, he mentioned his profession spotlight thus far was “beating Dan Reardon in a 125 race” and listed his hero rising up as US champion motocross racer Ryan Villopoto.

He additionally famous he was chargeable for “making the #59 extra well-known than Dad ever did…”

Whereas the ProMX Championship is the height of Australian competitors motocross, and our racing is shut and infrequently fiercely aggressive, we’re nonetheless a really close-knit neighborhood the place friendships and camaraderie cross all bike manufacturers, occasions and sponsors. Brayden’s passing has affected us all deeply.

Right now we share the grief and unhappiness of Brayden’s household and mirror on a very good life that was well-lived however tragically minimize brief. Our ideas stay along with his household and mates, but additionally with our personal wider motocross and motorcycling household, our officers, volunteers, employees, companions, sponsors and naturally the followers of this sensible however sometimes merciless sport.

Motorcycling Australia will proceed to co-operate with the related authorities because the investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident proceed. We’ve got provided unconditional cooperation and help in these issues.

Motorcycling Australia is aiding the Erbacher Household and Brayden’s group at this troublesome time. The Erbacher Household want to make to the next assertion:

“The Erbacher Household wish to thank everybody at Racesafe together with the paramedics, first responders and the riders and households that supported us.

“We’re past proud to name Brayden our son and can be eternally grateful for having him in our lives.

“He’s our hero and can be tremendously missed.”

“By no means let weak point persuade you that you simply lack energy” – Ryan Villopoto’s creed.

Brayden Erbacher, 2/10/2002 – 5/3/2023

Phrases: Press Launch