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Laverty: “Thankfully there is no fracture”

Laverty: “Thankfully there is no fracture”

A mechanical problem forces Eugene Laverty to dismount his Ducati at Turn 4, fortunately able to avoid injury.

A crash from Eugene Laverty towards the end of Monday in Sepang brought out the red flag, initial reports suggesting the Aspar Team rider had suffered a broken right wrist. Fortunately after extensive X-rays and tests it was revealed that there was only tissue and ligament damage. The Irishman remains unsure if he will participate in testing on Tuesday and is will wait to see how his wrist fairs over night. Prior to the turn four crash Laverty’s best time was a 2’03.565, good enough for 19th overall.

Eugene Laverty: “We've been for the X-ray and thankfully there is no fracture, just some tissue and ligament damage, which is a relief. It's just unbelievable that after spending the last couple of months recovering from a broken wrist we have this on the first day of the first test! It seems we had a mechanical problem and I had to jump off the bike under braking into turn four. It was a scary moment but quite lucky really because it could have been much worse. The bike went straight into the tyre wall at well over 100km/h so that wasn't nice to see - I never like to see a bike destroyed! Overall it wasn't a great day because we spent the morning with some electronic problems, the throttle stuck open and I was lucky not to crash on that occasion too. It meant the guys had to check things over and we lost some track time. Now I have to wait and see how the hand is tomorrow. Obviously I want to get back out there as soon as possible but we'll have to wait and see when that is.”

MotoGP, 2016, SEPANG MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST, DAY1, Eugene Laverty, Pull & Bear Aspar Team, #SepangTest

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