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Buriram WorldSBK: No surgery for Laverty after pelvis fracture

Milwaukee Aprilia’s Eugene Laverty suffered a fractured pelvis in today’s crash during the second WorldSBK race at Buriram but will not need to undergo surgery.

The Irishman fell from his RSV-4 on lap four in Thailand and was hit by Jordi Torres who had nowhere to go but over the Monaco resident.

Laverty was taken to Buriram Hospital where he under went a CT scan and was diagnosed with a fractured pubic ramus on the right-hand side. He will remain in hospital for a couple of days and can then fly home. Laverty will need a few weeks rest but no operation as it is not a load-bearing bone.


"It was cruel luck for Eugene today. We made significant improvements overnight and his times in morning warm up showed that he had strong pace for race two. The injuries he sustained in his crash on lap four are serious enough that he will be sidelined for a number of weeks, but it's too early to say how long for," said team principal Shaun Muir.

"The focus today is to get Eugene stable and back home as soon as he is fit to travel. In light of Eugene's injuries we have got to take positives from the weekend. Our package is clearly getting more and more competitive, and we are there at the sharp end. We head into a busy European race stint now, and we aim to continue building on our strong start to 2018."

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