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BSB: Haslam ruled out with cracked vertebrae

Published: 16 June 2017

Updated: 16 June 2017

Leon Haslam has been ruled out of the remainder of this weekend’s fourth round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Knockhill after his free practice crash.

The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider highsided his JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10R out of the Scottish circuit’s fast turn six, landing heavily and knocking himself out.

He was taken to the circuit medical centre before being transferred to hospital for an MRI scan, where it was confirmed he had sustained two cracked vertebrae.

Cracked vertebrae aside, with BSB’s no-nonsense approach when it comes to concussion, Haslam can’t ride for eight days and will therefore miss the remainder of the meeting.


He remains in hospital as medical staff assess whether his cracked vertebrae are stable.

“Unfortunately, Leon went down in the first free practice and has a couple of cracked vertebrae,” said JG Speedfit Kawasaki team boss Jack Valentine. “He got knocked out for a couple of minutes so that rules him out of the rest of the weekend anyway.

“Other than that he’s OK, they are just waiting in hospital to make sure the cracked vertebrae are stable. Hopefully we’ll get him back soon and look forward to Snetterton.” 

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