Davies expected to be fit for Laguna Seca

Monday, 19 June 2017 11:25 GMT

Ducati provide update on Welshman’s physical condition following Race 1 Misano crash Racing – Ducati have provided an update on the physical condition of Chaz Davies following the crash he suffered in Race 1 at the Pirelli Riviera Di Rimini Round, which ruled him out of participation in Sunday’s second race of the weekend.

On the Monday following Round 7 the Racing – Ducati team provided an update on Davies’ physical condition stating, “Chaz Davies was examined by specialist Doctor Catani with positive feedback. He will now have ongoing physiotherapy treatment with the intent - and likelihood - to race at Laguna Seca. Further physical evaluation to be conducted before round 8. Forza Chaz!”

In Saturday’s Misano race Davies crashed out of the lead on the final lap after he was locked in an intense battle with championship rival Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team). The crash saw Rea unable to avoid colliding with the Ducati man after he fell from his machine.

Davies was then transported to Rimini Hospital for further medical assessment and diagnosed with a closed thoracic trauma. Following checks throughout the afternoon, it was established that he had suffered a fracture of the transverse process of L3 (3rd lumbar vertebrae), as well as a contusion of the left thumb.

He was therefore declared unfit to race on Sunday in Italy, but the latest update from his team indicates that he has a good chance of racing at the forthcoming Geico US Round over the 7th-9th July weekend at Laguna Seca. Keep up with Davies’ recovery and progress on over the coming weeks, ahead of Round 8.