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Davies out after sustaining wrist injury

The ParkinGO MTC Aprilia rider won't make his WSBK debut in Australia after an uncomfortable fall in the closing stages of Q2.
Chaz Davies has been forced to withdraw from the opening round of the 2012 World Superbike Championship after suffering a suspected broken wrist in an accident during Q2.

The reigning World Supersport Champion had been due to make his WSBK debut at Phillip Island this weekend, but a fall from his ParkinGO MTC Aprilia in the closing minutes of Q2 has now forced him onto the sidelines.

The latest rider to suffer an injury at Phillip Island, following similar woes for Leon Haslam, Eugene Laverty, John Hopkins and David Salom, Davies's disappointment comes after he had done enough to qualify for Superpole prior to the accident, the Welshman having managed 15th quickest.

As well as a bitter blow for Davies, who now has a month to recover before the second round at Imola, his injury will also delay ParkinGO's long-awaited WSBK debut.



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iron knee - Unregistered

February 25, 2012 12:54 AM

That's a shame. Get well soon Chaz! Great person. Great rider. The noobs to WSB are suffering this year. Perhaps a desire to impress is forcing them to push too far too early?

Locks46+91+38&35

February 25, 2012 2:43 PM
Last Edited 1750 days ago

Hey i didn't see Casey Stoner's name on the entry list . When did he move in to WSB . Oh i get it someone got WSB mixed up with Moto GP easy mistake i guesss!.Maybe it's just the nature of this track that so many riders get hurt. But more than anything else it has really brought me back down to earth to know that young rider Occar McIntyre lost his life in the Australian Supersport race . Words just don't seem to be enough right now . R.I.P Oscar i didn't know you but i feel as if i do as it still has the same effect .



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