UPDATE: Davies has a thorax trauma with some difficulties breathing. After an MRI scan at Rimini hospital, Davies is confirmed to have suffered a fracture of the transverse process of L3 (3rd lumbar vertebrae) and left thumb contusion.

Chaz Davies has been taken to Rimini hospital for further medical assessments after his final lap crash with Jonathan Rea in race one at Misano.

The World Superbike championship title contenders were battling for victory and at the Carro hairpin Davies appear to tuck the front of his Aruba.it Racing Ducati.

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With Rea directly behind Davies at the tight right-hander he had nowhere to go and ran straight into the stricken Davies, causing them both to tumble off.

After being taken to the medical centre at Misano, Davies has been transferred to the Rimini hospital for further medical checks.

In a bizarre end to the race, in which Marco Melandri also fell on the last lap while in third, Tom Sykes went from fourth to win the race ahead of Alex Lowes while Rea was able to remount and finish third.

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StrangeRanger: Is there a tire problem in WSBK?

Rea had a rear come apart at Donington and van der Mark appeared to have the same thing happen today. Then both Davies and Milandri had their fronts let go on exactly the same lap. I know they're pushing to the limit but the tires are beginning to look like they may not be up to the task at hand.[\blockquote]

Has been the same in Formula 1, hasn't it. I recall Pirelli tire problems as early as 2009 WSS. Rims spinning inside the tires, then a few years later deflating inexplicably without prior warning, then again few years later tires coming off of the rims. There's a systematic problem at least with the racing tires pirelli offers. Maybe they fix one problem, but then something else somewhere down the line pops up. IMHO their science/technology isn't where it's supposed to be.

That looked horrible. I hope Chaz gets back to full health as soon as possible.

Sad to hear, both for Chaz and for the series itself, because it's only his spectacular riding of the Duke that's providing a challenge to Kawasaki right now. It would be a far duller show without him.

IvorBueb: That was nasty.
Hats off to Rea for stopping to check on Davies on the warm down lap. He looked really shaken in parc ferme.[\blockquote]

Yea Jonny showed what a champion bloke he really is, and followed up with his comments in parc ferme :)

That was nasty.
Hats off to Rea for stopping to check on Davies on the warm down lap. He looked really shaken in parc ferme.

Apparently Davies should be back for Laguna.

StrangeRanger
Van der Mark was leading because Rea, Davies and Melandri were letting him do so. They were checking out each other's strengths and weaknesses, planning their strategies and waiting for the last third of the race when they would get serious. They had just started to press him when his rear tire let go.
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Rea was the only one really closing the gap and he was the only one able to do that to everybody. Vdm looked podium, propably second place.

There is something wrong with the rear tires. I dont think the front has any problems, Ducatis where pushing really hard and you could see the whole race Davies skidding the front under brakes. But the rear has some funny busines. Rea tought it wasnt Vdms mistake. Rim coming off in crash like that doesent seem likely.

Are we going to see Guiliano on the Ducati? Rinaldi would be good choise but he is fighting for championship.

Shrieker: That looked horrible. I hope Chaz gets back to full health as soon as possible.[\blockquote]

I can't believe that there are 4 disagrees on this.....who are these twisted haters? Obviously too cowardly to come out and be up front about it?

It is incredible that a fall that slow can do so much harm. And it was a lucky one, It could be much worse. It remember us how much the size of a hero this boys are. Chaz trying to collect his bike, a second after been under the wheels of the Kawa, amazing.
Kudos for the riders and good luck with that injuries.

Is there a tire problem in WSBK?

Rea had a rear come apart at Donington and van der Mark appeared to have the same thing happen today. Then both Davies and Milandri had their fronts let go on exactly the same lap. I know they're pushing to the limit but the tires are beginning to look like they may not be up to the task at hand.

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