Trio set sights on Misano return

Tommy Hill, Karl Muggeridge and Luca Scassa say they are planning to compete at the next World Superbike round at Misano after bruising experiences at Miller Motorsports Park

Hill was absent come race day after hurting himself in a fall during the second qualifying session, the Briton clipping the rumble strip at the Attitude chicane and being flung from his Althea Honda.

Transferred to hospital for checks, although Hill was back in the garage soon afterwards, it was decided he wouldn't be able to make the start of the races.

“Unfortunately entering the “Attitude” corners I went into the first part well, and struggled to get the front connecting with the asphalt in the right which I then run wide, causing me to hit the rumble strip on the exit, ending my session.

“I am very bruised and sore and took a hit to the head, and my foot is very painful. I'm sure to be back in Misano Adriatico.”

Muggeridge, meanwhile, was left bruised and winded following his fall during the first race of the weekend. The Australian high-sided his Celani Suzuki on lap five, his accident prompting a red flag period.

”I had a good start and the bike is finally up to speed, however after a couple of laps we had massive chattering problems and I could barely hang on to it until it finally flicked me up in the air. I had a flash back to my Assen crash, and wasn't able to breath for a while. I didn't knock my head, so that's ok.”

Scassa, meanwhile, has suffered a broken metatarsus of the left foot after being tipped into a high-side by fellow Kawasaki rider Jamie Hacking.

“In the second race I was forced to use my second bike but it worked very well and I was fighting for the thirteenth position. Unfortunately Hacking run into my bike and I crashed at high speed. I'm experiencing a lot of pain now, but hopefully tonight I'll be able to rest and feel better tomorrow. In any case I'll participate to Misano next races.”

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