World Supersport Championship leader Cal Crutchlow insists he will race on at Donington Park despite breaking a bone in his ankle following a fall on his very first lap of the weekend.
Crutchlow came down on his out lap during free practice, prompting a red flag period, the Yamaha rider using the break as an opportunity to visit the medical centre, where he was informed he had broken his ankle.
Nonetheless, a determined Crutchlow was soon back out on circuit to go immediately fastest around his home circuit by a three tenth margin.
With his ailments, which include a sore arm and hand, seemingly giving him no problems, Crutchlow insists he will race on this weekend in order to maintain his momentum in the standings.
“It was hard session for us today. It was good enough and we still came out on top. We tried something with the bike and the gearbox which didn't work so we went back to our usual setting which worked fine.
“Once I managed to get out of the medical centre I was all guns blazing. I'm very sore in both arms and hand, and my ankle is broken but I'll rest tonight and we'll have a good go tomorrow.”