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Nurburgring WSBK: Denning to speak to Race Direction concerning crash

Fixi Crescent Suzuki's team manager Paul Denning wants some answers
Fixi Crescent Suzuki's team manager Paul Denning wants some answers

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Fixi Crescent Suzuki’s team manager, Paul Denning will be speaking to Race Direction to get some answers involving the circumstances surrounding a crash that involved his rider, Leon Camier and Pata Honda’s Jonathan Rea.

The two Brits both fell in race one at the Nurburgring when they slipped on oil from Team Pedercini rider Federico Sandi's bike. The Italian experienced a major engine blow out and Denning’s wants to know why there was not a clear warning of oil on the circuit, or even a red flag.

“At Silverstone earlier this month the Fixi Crescent Suzuki showed its potential and again here Leon raced right on the pace of the podium battle, but the frightening accident with two laps to go in race one, put everything into perspective and meant that our only focus was on Leon’s condition, which initially was very concerning,” said Denning.

“It’s important to be calm in these situations, but we do have concerns as to why the bike that caused the oil slick was even out there on the track, given certain information that we have, and why there wasn’t clear warning of the oil for the approaching riders or even a red flag, as there was in race two.

“We’ll speak to the Race Direction to see if these matters can be explained and hopefully improved in the future. The team is relieved that Leon’s injuries don’t appear to be too serious, but we also send our best wishes to Johnny Rea who also through no fault of his own was involved in the crash.”

After the incident Camier was immediately assessed at trackside by the medical staff and was then flown by Air Ambulance to Stiffungs Klinicum in Koblenz.

Camier was observed and scanned for potential neck injuries, but the scans proved negative and he was given the all-clear despite the massive impact. He hopes to leave hospital later today and will assess his condition in the coming days to decide on his availability to ride at the next race.

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