HE MAY have survived a nasty motorbike crash, but determined rider Mitchell Bell is not going to let broken bones stand in the way of his dream of becoming a champion motorbike rider.

The 21-year-old from Tarampa came off his bike and broke three bones in his neck and three bones in his back after a mistake in judgement during a practice run at the second round of the Queensland Supercross Series at Leyburn on Saturday.

"Supercross is a sport where you have to be 100 per cent sure of everything, there's no room to move," he said.

He said he took the corner a bit too fast and judged a jump wrong before going over the handlebars and landing on his head.

Mitchell Bell broke six bones in his neck and back in a fall during a practice round of the Queensland Supercross Series at Haworth Park, Leyburn.
Mitchell Bell broke six bones in his neck and back in a fall during a practice round of the Queensland Supercross Series at Haworth Park, Leyburn. Kevin Farmer

He awoke to paramedics around him who helped him walk to the ambulance.

When he made it to the Toowoomba Hospital, he was told he'd broken bones C4, C5, C6 and T4, T5 and T6.

"I don't regret anything I did," he said.

Mr Bell, who has been riding motorbikes since he was in Year 7, said he had been scared going into both rounds of the competition as he didn't have much racing experience.

"I usually just do some club riding, I'm a social rider. Then the opportunity came up for Supercross," he said.

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"I had the most fun I've ever had on a bike racing in round one; just experiencing the track was awesome."

Mr Bell said he loved the freedom of being on the back of a motorcycle.

He hoped to make a full recovery in four or five months and to be back on his motorbike in six.

His mother Anita Bell said she worried about her son, but would never stop him from doing something he loved.


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