If you’ve ever suffered injury, illness, or anything else that has you in distress, you know that there’s nothing better than looking up and seeing a friendly face. When MotoAmerica riders crash and need medical care, the friendly face belongs to MotoAmerica Chief Medical Officer Dr. Carl Price. And not only is he a doctor, he’s also one of them. A racer.

What was your introduction to the motorcycle world?

There was an area where guys would ride dirt bikes where I grew up in Texas and I used to ride my bicycle down to watch them. The movie “On Any Sunday” came out and I was hooked. I paid for college and medical school selling motorcycle parts. 

What led to you working in the MotoAmerica paddock?

I raced (and still race) Twins Cup since its inception. Before the Chief Medical Officer position became available, I was involved with a team helping young riders transition to pro racing. Motorcycles have been an important part of my life and I wanted to give back. 

What part of the job do you enjoy the most?

Taking care of riders and helping them get back on the track and performing at their best.

What part of the job is the most difficult?

Telling a rider that they shouldn’t ride.

What do you like to do when you’re not at the racetrack?

I like to hike, and I like my surgical practice, but I love racing my Twins Cup bike. 

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