WSBK » Xaus hurts thigh in ‘double high-side’

Ruben Xaus's season goes from bad-to-worse as he injures his thigh in an accident at the start of the first race in the Czech Republic.

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July 12, 2011 11:18 AM

"I don't think I did anything different in the crash"

should read:

“I don't think I did anything different in crashing"

I'm sorry Ruben is hurt and I hope he heals up quick, but this is getting a bit ridiculous. It surely doesn't matter how much personal sponsorship he brings with him when he keeps putting a whole bunch of parts in the rubbish skip at each meeting. It's what you'd call 'unsustainable consumption'.

Everyone likes Ruben but this just isn't working.

Ben1 - Unregistered

July 12, 2011 12:08 PM

Was a horrible accident, lucky that nobody hit him. I was surprised that in the first 5-6 rounds of the year he never crash, but regularly he shows he hadn't forget it. WSB wouldn't be the same without him. Come back soon, Ruben!

hksooie1 - Unregistered

July 12, 2011 12:39 PM

Past his sell by date! Are his personal sponsors selling medical insurance? Not worth a seat at WSBK level, you could just about explain the crashes if he was up the sharp end, but he's crashing constantly while battling as an also ran

markyb69 - Unregistered

July 12, 2011 1:42 PM

wow, get real, he is obviously not worth a TK honda, I don't understand how these 'personal backers' keep sponsoring him? Dodgy marketing department surely?!

tardozzi - Unregistered

July 12, 2011 2:16 PM

rubens is a likeable eedjit,and he always finds new ways to chuck himself of a bike,but alas it dont matter what bike he rides ,he chucks them all at the scenery (a lot).this honda seems to be a shed tho? rubens ,rea and now lowes,seem to not understand why they crash "it just lets go",tk are a good big team,but they have got this bike all, wrong,the hm plant team dont seem to have similar problems,we will find out come silverstone if hm can run wsbk pace this year ,is it just the electronic package not set up right ?

blead - Unregistered

July 12, 2011 8:19 PM

i think ruben is a great rider on a ducati so pleas ruben go back 2 a ducati team and give up trying 4cilinder bikes never gona happen 4 you corser beaten you every time on the bmw and rea is like a god on 2 wheels compared two you but i stil belive you can win races agian ducati ducati ducati nothing else works for you mate

bee - Unregistered

July 12, 2011 8:56 PM

Na,JR says the Blade is fully developed,there is no more areas to improve it,it doesnt seem to tolerate high corner entry speed,JR is slow on entry in to fast corners(guintoli came from behid to pass JR on the braking zone at the end of the straight at barber-on a ducati!!)combine that with a slow engine+a midfield position is the best you can expect..

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