Celebrity News : The first race of the Rimini Riviera Grand Prix of the Superbike World Championship was a dramatic moment of uncertainty with the crash of Chaz Davies and Jonathan Rea.
Ducati’s Welshman and Kawasaki’s Northern Irishman arrived on the final lap for the win, and only three corners for the final, pressed by Rea, Davies made a mistake and went down, with such bad luck that he was run over by the Leader of the World.
Rea, who had previously avoided passing over a Michael van der Marck who had also fallen in front of Kawasaki, failed to dodge Davies this time and stepped with his bike literally above Davies.
As a result of the crash, Rea also went to the ground, but after getting up and checking that Davies was okay despite the shock of the accident, he still had time to take his Kawasaki to the goal he crossed in third place behind his partner of team in Provec Racing Tom Sykes and the Yamaha of Alex Lowes.
In full return of honor, the first thing Rea did in a nice gesture of sportsmanship and companionship to which on track is one of his top rivals, was to go to the point where the accident had occurred to interest again in the State of Davies, assuming by then that nothing had happened but a scare.
Later it was learned that Welsh Chaz Davies suffered a fracture of the transverse process of the third lumbar vertebra (L3) as a result of Jonathan Rea’s unfortunate run-in on the last lap of the first Superbike round at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. He also has a bruise on his left thumb.
At first, there was the talk of chest trauma and breathing difficulties, and hours later, both the official account of the World SBK and his team, Aruba.it Ducati, confirmed the diagnosis of CT scan (computerized tomography) to which he was subjected: Fracture of the transverse process of the L3 and contusion in the left thumb.
Although it has not been confirmed, the diagnosis suggests that Davies will not be able to take part in the Sunday race in a weekend where he had already begun to be protagonist when testing in his Panigale a curious lenticular rim.