British Superbikes: Gregorio Lavilla recuperating at home

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Gregorio Lavilla is still recovering from his crash in the first British Superbikes race at Oulton Park last Sunday.

The Airwaves Ducati star fell in the middle of the pack going in to the first corner and other riders could not avoid running into him damaging his ribs.

Having been checked out by the medics at the circuit Lavilla was able to compete in race two, finishing in brave 10th place and barely able to draw breath.
Following medical advice the Spaniard has been resting as much as possible but said: “My ribs are still painful but it is nothing too serious. They are heavily bruised and I may have cracked them.

“I will have an x-ray when I get to Mallory Park on Thursday to check but there is little that can be done if they are. I have just been advised to rest.

“I am feeling much better today (Wednesday) than I was on Sunday evening and yesterday, although taking deep breaths is still quite hard.”

Lavilla will be competing this Sunday in the latest British Superbike round but admitted: “I will not be able to train as I normally would between now and the weekend so I will not be in the best shape for the next race.

“I know that rest is really important though so I have been trying to do as little as possible. The problem is that I cannot sit still for too long, I like being active.

“I am trying to keep it to walking around and not running like I usually would.”

Lavilla has been overwhelmed by all the words of support that he has received.

He said: “I know that the crash looked nasty but I am okay. I want to thank everyone who has sent their best wishes to me over the last few days.

“I have had a number of messages from my fans, other teams and riders and it has been really nice to receive them all.

It is very comforting to know that even in the competitive world that we work in people still care to ask if you are ok, so thank you to everyone.”

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Gary Pinchin

By Gary Pinchin