Motorcycle Racing News Sylvain Guintoli Jerez Test Crash | Injury Update

Sylvain Guintoli Jerez Test Crash | Injury Update

Sylvain Guintoli Jerez Test Crash | Injury Update
Pata Honda’s Sylvain Guintoli

The reigning World Superbike Champion didn’t get off to a great start Monday during day one of testing at Jerez in Spain.

Sylvain Guinotli crashed his Pata Honda CBR1000RR SP at turn one, and the Frenchman immediately felt pain in his back and right ankle.

With the 2015 SBK season set to begin in three weeks at Phillip Island in Australia, Guintoli played it smart and headed back to the UK for further medical testing. After an MRI of his back and neck, and additional X-rays of his right ankle, it was confirmed Guintoli sustained no broken bones.

Though good news, there’s still much to achieve before the start of the season. The 32-year-old has begun rehabilitation with the use of a hyperbaric chamber for physiotherapy. And if things go as planned, Guintoli should be able to begin the season without issue.

“The back is still quite painful,” said Guintoli, “but I can put some pressure on the ankle and I’m happy that there are no breaks. The treatment has started and although it will take a while to settle down, I’m confident about being fit and ready to start the season at Phillip Island next month.”

“In the end, it was frustrating to miss the test at Jerez, especially because the weather conditions were so good. But we have another two-day test in Australia before the first round and I’ve already had a chance to see the work that has been done to the CBR over the winter, so I’m excited and looking forward to the first race.”

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

Ducati Museum Reopens July 4 in Borgo Panigale, Bologna

After an extended closure due to Italian efforts to combat COVID-19, the Ducati Museum in Bologna is opening on July 4. The opening is...

BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team Returns To Action: Strafing Lausitzring

It seems like ancient history now, but the 2020 FIM Superbike World Championship did get in the Australian Round before the globe shut down...

2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series Start Postponed To August

The status of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series suffered another blow, as promoter MX  Sports Pro Racing says that the opening...

TomTom Rider 550 Review: GPS and More for Motorcycles

I have been using the same $99 automobile GPS on my Yamaha Venture and my Honda Spirit 1100 since about 2009. That’s when my...

1965 Ducati 125cc GP Racer Up For Auction: Bonhams’ Summer Sale

We are all familiar with the Ducati Desmosedici V4 powerplant. However, many people do not know that Ducati built an inline-4 motor for the...

Harley-Davidson New Rider Initiatives: Two New Programs

Most motorcycle riders have had friends ask about learning to ride. While some motorcyclists take on the teaching job themselves, it can quickly turn...