Max Neukirchner is on the road to recovery having undergone a lengthy six hour operation to repair damaged bones in his right leg following his accident in the World Superbike event at Monza.

The German broke his femur when he was impacted by Brendan Roberts' rider-less Guandalini Ducati at the start of the first race in Italy.

Being taken to a local hospital, Neukirchner subsequently underwent an operation to correct the injuries in his right leg, with doctors labelling it a success and foreseeing no reason why he cannot make a full recovery.

Remaining in hospital for the next few days, Neukrichner described the pain as 'unbearable'.

"I remember everything and I can tell you that the pain was unbearable. As soon as the doctors give me the green light, I want to go home immediately."

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