Laverty fractures arm in testing crash

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Eugene Laverty suffered a fracture in his left arm following a crash today during testing at Jerez. Entering turn seven, a fast left hander, Laverty lost the front end of his Aspar Ducati and crashed. Having been able to walk to a stretcher Laverty was taken to the circuit medical centre where the doctors diagnosed the fracture. The Irishman was then taken to a hospital in Jerez for an xray to confirm the injury.

The crash happened in the closing hour of the session Turn seven is a fast left hander that sees riders apply a touch of brakes to scrub off some speed before pealing in to the corner. With the front end folding Laverty crashed with minimal warning.

It had been a difficult day for Laverty with limited running due to some teething problems as Aspar continue their switch to Ducati’s ahead of the 2016 season.

Laverty looks set to have an operation tomorrow in Barcelona.

Steve English

By Steve English