Johnson rides on despite injuries

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AIM Suzuki’s Gary Johnson struggled through the first BSB Evo round despite injuries sustained in testing at Cartagena that had still not healed. 

Johnson broke his left ankle but that’s well on its way back to full strength - it’s the gravel rash damage on his arm that’s taking ages to repair.

“When I went down my leathers split open and I ground a hole in my forearm. I got a big infection in it but although it’s healing nicely now, it’s still not 100%.”

Johnson is using BSB Evo to get up to speed ready for his roads campaign – using the short circuit time to dial in his GSX-R1000 chassis.

“The aim is to sort the chassis and then plug in a stronger engine and kit ecu for the roads. We’ve 5bhp more than when I raced the bike at Macau and it felt fast then!"

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Gary Pinchin

By Gary Pinchin