Eugene Laverty suffers pelvic injury after Phillip Island crash

Eugene Laverty suffers pelvic injury after Phillip Island crash

Eugene Laverty was diagnosed with a pelvic injury and transported to Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital for more evaluations and the rider is stable.

Laverty, a former MotoGP rider and 13-time WorldSBK race winner, was taking part in his last WorldSBK race before retiring.

With five laps remaining, the race was stopped by his turn one crash, which was not broadcast but also included Xavi Fores, who escaped injury.

An update posted by Laverty’s Bonovo BMW Team read: “No result on the planet matters when we see something like today. We are very relieved that Eugene was conscious, talking and had feelings in all extremities.”

“He’ll get checked further at Melbourne hospital now. We are very sorry to see him ending his career like that and wish him a speedy recovery.”

“Thanks to all the medical staff at the Phillip Island Circuit for their great support! All the best for Eugene Laverty, but as well to Philippa Laverty always being by his side. We love you guys, cheers to you.”

Alvaro Bautista, who was recently crowned champion, ends the 2022 season by winning a red-flagged race 2 in the 2022 Phillip Island World Superbike finale.

Bautista was being pursued by Jonathan Rea when the race was stopped with five laps remaining due to an accident at Turn 1 involving Eugene Laverty, racing in his final race before retiring, and Xavi Fores.

After the off-camera incident, Laverty was “brought to the Medical Center for a check up” and was said to be “aware.”

Toprak Razgatlioglu finished the lowest on the podium for the year, followed by Alex Lowes. Razgatlioglu has 14 victories, while Rea has 6, and Bautista has 16.

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