Canadian Rider Brett McCormick was hurt in race 2 at the World Superbike Race in Assen, Netherlands this afternoon. This news release from the World SBK Website:
"The Effenbert Liberty Racing Team announces that Brett McCormick, following the disastrous crash in race two this afternoon in Assen, after checks in the circuit medical center, has suffered a trauma to cervical spine, a facial trauma with a hematoma to the eye sockets as well as a fracture of the fifth finger of his right hand, and he was sent to Assen hospital for further evaluation. The result of more checks carried out showed that there was a fracture to the fifth and sixth cervical vertebrae, apparently without neurological complications, so Brett has now been transferred to Groningen hospital, where it will be decided how to stabilize the injuries. Further updates will follow as soon as they are available." (WSBK Website)
This accident is an unfortunate incident and from what is in the news release, it appears that Brett has been seriously injured. My thoughts and prayers are with Brett and his family and here's wishing Brett a speedy recovery.
I really need to ride my motorcycles, this waiting around for the weather to get warm, the streets to get cleaned up and potholes to get repaired is costing me money! Yesterday's online purchase was a pair of Alpinestars P1 Sport Touring Drystar Pants from Canada's Motorcycle Online Store.
From the many reviews that I have read, they are decent warm weather/water resistant riding pants with CE approved hip and knee armour.
An attractive feature for me is the zipper in the back of the legs, this allows for wearing the pants over or tucked into your riding boots. In addition, the pants have a quilted/removable inner liner with adequate venting and are supposed to be very breathable. I won't know until the pants arrive and I get a chance to test them out...I know,it's a bit of a gamble purchasing online without trying the pants on, but Alpinestars is a reputable brand.
Now, I have to get a control of myself and quit spending money...at least for a little while!