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Rea upbeat despite heavy crash at Phillip Island test

Published: 17 February 2011

Jonathan Rea underwent a CT Scan at Wonthaggi Hospital following a high speed crash at Phillip Island today.

The 23 year old crashed his Castrol Honda in wet conditions this morning, on the second day of the test, but has now been released from hospital and has returned back to the track.

Speaking to MCN from Phillip Island, Rea said: “It was a pretty big high side and I came down on my head. My neck was a bit sore so the medics put me in a neck brace and wanted me to go for a scan. I kind of knew that I was OK and the scan backed that up.”

Despite the crash, Rea remains upbeat after benefiting from a successful first day of testing where he completed a massive 102 laps in dry conditions. Rea and the Castrol Honda team experimented with their updated electronics package and posted competitive times on race rubber.

For full insight into Rea’s crash and test see MCN out Wednesday 23rd February.

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