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Tom Sykes won on Saturday and Marco Melandri on Sunday, but if there is anyone who feels very lucky after the weekend in Misano, that is Chaz davies. The rider of the World Superbike Championship suffered a accident in Saturday's race in which Jonathan Rea literally ran him over with his Kawasaki and fortunately he is already at home resting.
Davies and Rea were gambling for first position on the last lap of the first SBK race when the Ducati rider crashed. At that moment, the Kawasaki, who was very close to the wheel of the Welshman, I cannot avoid Chaz and passed over before falling too.
I felt the 235 kg of the motorcycle on my back
Chaz Davies left the Misano circuit with a fracture in the L3 vertebra from which he will recover with soothing and plenty of rest. Due to the spectacular nature of the accident, everything could have been much worse “it was without a doubt one of the most innocent accidents that could have had the worst results. I feel very fortunate to be able to return home 48 hours later without serious injuries."
After the fall, Davies tried to get up quickly to go to the bike and try to finish the race in the best possible way but, "after a few steps I realized that I could not breathe," says the Ducati rider who also has words of thanks for Jonathan Rea, who He stopped on the lap of honor to see how he was doing, "Johnny couldn't have done anything different, well, maybe he could have given me a second or two, but seriously, I want to thank you for worrying and seeing how I was doing.".
We don't know if Chaz Davies will be present at the next round of the championship which will be held in Laguna Seca from next July 7, but surely the Knighton team will do everything they can to recover and arrive in time to get back on their Ducati Panigale R.