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MotoGP Japan: Laverty escapes injury, hoping to continue

"It was a huge crash. Thankfully the scan results were all clear and I will look to ride tomorrow" - Eugene Laverty.
Eugene Laverty has been given the all clear after a big accident in FP2 at the Japanese MotoGP.

The Irishman was thrown from his Aspar Ducati in a big highside at the end of the afternoon session, tumbling with his machine through the gravel.

Laverty was initially taken away on a stretcher and later flown to Dokkyo Medical University Hospital for further scans.

These ruled out any injuries, although Laverty must now wait for confirmation of his fitness to continue from the circuit medics.

“I started the session with the hard rear tyre, I was doing really good lap times with good rhythm and was up in thirteenth position. So at the end we tried the soft rear tyre and I noticed it was taking more time to warm up so I tried to be careful," Laverty said.

"But on the first lap I crashed at the fast turn six when the rear tyre spun up. I was quite lucky in some ways because it was a huge crash.

"Thankfully the scan results were all clear and I will look to ride tomorrow. I'd like to thank the staff from the circuit at Motegi, the MotoGP doctors and the Clinica Mobile staff for taking care of me.”

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