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SBK, Qatar at risk for Ayrton Badovini

A bad crash at Jerez  for the team Grillini rider who has suffered a head injury and a fractured collarbone 

SBK: Qatar at risk for Ayrton Badovini

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A bad crash that occurred during lap one of the first race left everyone holding their breath as they saw Ayrton Badovini immobile on the ground after hitting the Jerez asphalt. The team Grillini rider went down hard, thrown by his Kawasaki and hitting his helmet and shoulder, which caused Race Direction to wave the red flag, so that first-aiders could get #86 to the circuit medical centre.

Ayrton was then taken to hospital in Jerez, where he was ruled to be out of danger, despite a serious head injury- Badovini himself stated later- and a compound fracture of the left collarbone, so I'll probably need surgery, to be done in Italy".

The Italian, despite the obvious bandaging, appeared more annoyed than bashed up: “I don't remember much, I was there between Giugliano and De Rosa and was thinking ‘where do I go now?’, aware I had no way out. I remembered the ambulance trip later on. I realised I had some superficial injuries shall we say, I was annoyed rather than scared. In the meantime, I want to thank staff at the Clinica Mobile, the circuit medical centre and Jerez hospital”.

Andrea Grillini, team manager, added: “we hope, firstly, that Ayrton heals quickly and properly. If he doesn't feel up to competing at Losail, we don't plan on replacing him, out of respect for the rider. We will only be forced to do so if Dorna expressly requests it”.

 

 

Translated by Heather Watson

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