Brogan in fitness battle for Snetterton

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Jentin BMW rider Steve Brogan is spending time in the lead up to Snetterton inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber on the Isle of Man.

Brogan raced at Knockhill, despite discovering that he had broken his back after a crash in the previous weekend’s Mallory round.    

He said: “I had my back x-rayed over the weekend while we were up at Knokchill and found out I have a fractured vertebrae - which sounds nasty and is painful, but I can still ride and the medical team cleared me to race.

"In race one at Knockhill, my tyre was wheel-spinning early on, plus I was very cautious of my injuries. So my plan was to get some points and try to beat Hudson to reduce his championship lead.

"The second race was cancelled and I was a bit relieved. It's being added to the bill for the next round at Snetterton. I really like the track and I think the two long straights will really work in favour of our bike. Added to that the fact that I'll have more time to recover between the rounds means that I'm very positive about our chances.”

Brogan’s hoping the therapy - which promotes rapid healing by increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood - will speed up the rate of his recovery and give Jentin Racing-BMW Motorrad the best possible start for the next round on Jul 16-18.

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