World Supersport rookie Sam Lowes, who broke his collarbone in a race-stopping accident at Assen, has confirmed he will ride in the next event at Monza.

Lowes, who came within a fraction of victory on his Parkalgar Honda debut at round one in Australia, was also knocked unconscious after spectacularly highsiding out of the lead group early in the Dutch event.

The Englishman has now revealed that, due to the number of fractures, a plate cannot be inserted to help speed up his recovery - but he still aims to be on track in Italy on May 6-8.

"I have seen a specialist today but my collarbone is broken in many places," the official WSBK website quotes Lowes as saying. "I went to have an operation but wasn't able to as there isn't enough good bone to plate through so I've got to let it heal naturally!

"It's feeling OK right now and I'm just trying to be as good as can be for Monza. I look forward to the race, I'm sure hard braking will be difficult but it was my mistake in Assen and we will be pushing to come back from this in Monza and the coming races!"

Lowes, who also failed to finish round two at Donington Park, is now eleventh in the championship, 34 points behind leader Luca Scassa.



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