Injured Xaus out of Magny-Cours

Ruben Xaus will miss the penultimate round of the World Superbike Championship after damaging muscles in his neck during an FP1 crash.
The World Superbike grid at Magny-Cours has been reduced to just 18 riders after Ruben Xaus was forced to pull out with a neck injury.

The Spaniard crashed on his first flying lap during FP1, the Castrol Honda rider sustaining a neck injury and sitting out the entire Friday programme, which has now been extended to the remainder of the event on the advice of doctors.

It's the second injury woe for Xaus in less than three months after he was forced out of Silverstone and the Nurburgring rounds because of an injury he picked up at Brno.

More alarmingly for WSBK organisers, Xaus's withdrawal reduces a grid that is already missing Max Biaggi and Chris Vermeulen, meaning just 18 riders will start the two races in France.

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Stavros - Unregistered

October 01, 2011 12:14 PM

Even without the injuies its a small field compared to WSBKs glory days. Hopefully the new owners will sort the rules out and return WSBK to its production racing roots rather than the overly expensive try-hard GP imitation it has become.

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