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WSBK Assen: Lundh withdraws, grid down to 18

28 April 2013

Just 18 riders will start the third round of the 2013 World Superbike Championship at Assen after Alexander Lundh became the second man of the weekend to pull out through injury.

Following Leon Haslam's withdrawal on Friday after fracturing his leg in an accident during free practice, Lundh sustained a broken clavicle in a fall during Q2 on the Saturday, ruling him out for the remainder of the weekend.

The Swede, who was bidding to build on a solid point-scoring start to his season with Pedercini Kawasaki at Assen, was frustrated to be forced to sit out.

“It has been a truly unlucky day. I came long on a curve and as soon as I tried to move back to the track the bike slipped on the grass of the escape and I fell. I hit my head, but especially my left shoulder and at the medical centre they noticed the clavicle's fracture.

“Now I will talk with the doctors to understand if with surgery I might be able to come back for Monza, coming in two weeks. It's really a pity even because I am sure that I would have been able to qualify for the Superpole”

Furthermore, Leon Camier has hinted he may not go the distance in either race as he continues his recovery from his knee injury. The Fixi Crescent Suzuki rider starts last in both races after technical issues prevented him from setting a time in Q2, but the Briton admits he has completed no more than four consecutive laps heading into the 22 lap races.


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