British Superbike Championship leader Josh Brookes is confident he will be fit in time for the seventh round of the season at Snetterton despite a crash during testing.
The Australian was launched into a high-side from the HM Plant Honda during an outing at Darley Moor as the team worked on a new engine specification it intends to use for its World Superbike wild-card at Silverstone.
Admitting to 'hurting all over', Brookes was taken for x-rays but has been told he hasn't broken anything and is now turning his attention to getting on the pace at the upcoming Snetterton triple-header.
"I just had a big high-side and flew quite high in the air and came down quite heavily on the base of my back in almost a seated position and then I got slapped around a bit,” he told the BSB website.
“To start with we thought I might have broken something, but since then I have had some x-rays and it is not showing any breaks. The hand is starting to feel better and I can squeeze it again now, which I couldn't do initially so that is a good sign.
“When I took the boot off to start with I had some real sharp pain in my foot but the x-rays show nothing is broken so maybe I just need to man up a bit! I just hurt all over right now and feel pretty rubbish but you have to expect that when you crash at that speed."