Eugene Laverty sustained a broken pelvis in a terrifying crash during today’s second World Superbike race in Thailand.
The Milwaukee Aprilia rider fell from his RSV4 at turn six, five laps in to the race and was run over by MV Agusta's Jordi Torres, who was unable to avoid the stricken Irishman.
He was taken to Buriram hospital with suspected pelvic and back injuries, and it has since been confirmed that he sustained an inferior and superior pubic ramus fracture.
No surgery is required and the fracture is reported to be stable. He is expected to remain in Buriram hospital for a number of days before flying home, where he’ll need to undergo a few weeks rest. It’s not yet known whether he’ll be back for the first European round of the 2018 World Championship at Aragon in three weeks’ time.