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Stuart Easton forced to miss Knockhill with leg infection

'To need another operation to have the metalwork in my hip taken out has come at a bad time but it has to be done' - Stuart Easton
Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider Stuart Easton has been forced to miss his home round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Knockhill this weekend.

Easton, who currently lies sixth in the overall championship standings, has developed an infection around a dynamic hip fixator, which has remained in place since his crash at the North West 200 last year.

The Hawick rider requires an operation on Wednesday to have the metalwork removed, which rules him out of his home race which gets underway in just four days time.

Easton said: "It is so disappointing for me to miss Knockhill as your home round is always a big one.

"I have been through a long road of recovery over the past year and have had what I believe to be an amazing comeback with top fives and a podium from the opening rounds.

"It took a lot of hard work and now to need another operation to have the metalwork in my hip taken out has come at a bad time but it has to be done.

"It is a race against time to be fit for the next round but this time the recovery won't be anywhere as hard as last time," he added.

"It is a shame as we are in a strong position in the championship but it is just another hurdle for me and I will be back as soon as possible with the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki team."

Easton rode in the Silverstone 200 race on the MotoGP undercard at the weekend, crashing out of the race on Saturday in the wet and sustaining knee ligament damage.

His team-mate, Shane Byrne, won both races in convincing fashion to set himself up for the Knockhill BSB round this weekend.



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STUART EASTON RAPID SOLICITORS KAWASAKI - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Chris Walker - Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki
Shane Byrne - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
Shane Byrne - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
Dan Linfoot Quattro Plant Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Dan Linfoot Quattro Plant Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Chris Walker Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Shaun Winfield Quattro Plant Kawasaki
Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Dan Linfoot Quattro Plant Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Chris Walker Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Keith Farmer PR Racing Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Chris Walker Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Stuart Easton Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki - ihphotography.net

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Caroline - Unregistered

June 18, 2012 6:38 PM

I hadn't heard of this story until just now...but what a cruel blow to Easton. His recovery has been amazing and for this to happen at all is a real shame...hopefully he can recover without missing too many races and keep his top 6 chances alive.

Sweeble

June 19, 2012 8:37 AM

If anyone deserves success, it's Stuart. He's an incredibly fast and talented rider but is hit by an endless stream of bad luck that would destroy a lesser man. Good luck Stuart - you'll get there in the end!



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