Brands BSB: Easton ‘lucky’ to escape with broken leg

Easton thinks his injuries could have been much worse
Easton thinks his injuries could have been much worse Picture: Double Red

PBM Kawasaki’s Stuart Easton believes he was extremely lucky to escape with just a broken leg in his fast race-one crash at the Brands Hatch MCE British Superbike round today.

Easton fell at the 140mph+ Hawthorn corner, coincidentally where team-mate Shane Byrne crashed just a couple of laps later, and was taken to the medical centre before going to King’s Hospital in London where he was diagnosed with a lower leg fracture and ligament damage to his knee.

“I was feeling confident coming into this weekend although we had a few issues getting the bike how I wanted it. I was happy after qualifying although we had a technical problem during morning warm-up which meant we had to change engines,” said Easton.

“I was feeling good in the race then all of a sudden I was flying towards the barriers and although I’ve suffered an injury to my leg, all things considered I was extremely lucky. We’ll see exactly what the damage is and I hope to be back and challenging again soon.”

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