Salom out of Nurburgring races

David Salom opts out of the two Nurburgring races after banging his head in the accident during Superpole.
David Salom has become the second World Superbike rider to be forced out to miss the 12th round of the season at the Nurburgring after injuring himself in an accident during Superpole.

The Spaniard crashed as he exited the final corner to start his first flying lap of Superpole, hurting his head as he came down and taken to the hospital to receive treatment.

Though he has suffered no notable damage, the Pedercini Kawasaki rider says he is still experiencing dizziness and will subsequently miss the Nurburgring races as a precaution.

Despite not racing for the remainder of the weekend, Salom is expected to be fit to make his MotoGP debut at the San Marino Grand Prix next week having been announced as Ivan Silva's replacement in the Avintia team.

The grid was already down a rider after Niccolo Canepa sustained a broken leg during free practice, the Italian also expected to miss the final two races as well.

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September 09, 2012 9:05 AM

Sad that a lot of riders injure themselves during race-weekends. Although 24 started the weekend, which is a nice number, only 22 will race. Wish him and Canepa the best.

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