One month on from his Buriram crash, the Irishman sees steady progress in road to WorldSBK return
A month removed from his horrific accident during Race 2 at the Chang International Circuit, Eugene Laverty (Milwaukee Aprilia) is in good spirits and readying himself for his return to the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship.
As a result of the Turn 6 crash at Buriram, Laverty suffered a broken pelvis in two places, as well as internal injuries which required a small surgical intervention. Laverty was cleared to return home two weeks after the race, and since then has been fully focused on making a triumphant return to the track.
Laverty explains how the recovery is going: “Rehab is going very well, it’s my only focus each and every day. The thought of getting back on the bike keeps me motivated and working towards that goal. I’m walking without the aid of crutches and well on the way back to fitness”.
The aim is still to return to the championship for Round Six, which takes place at Donington Park Circuit, UK, from May 25-27, a month’s time. For the MotorLand Aragon and TT Circuit Assen races – as well as the Italian Round that takes place in two weeks – Laverty has been replaced by Davide Giugliano (Milwaukee Aprilia).
WorldSBK.com will keep you updated on the 2013 WorldSBK runner-up’s recovery. In the meantime, check out Laverty’s best WorldSBK performances, thanks to the WorldSBK VideoPass.