Rainy conditions abound in Assen for the Dutch round of World Superbikes, and the wet weather has already claimed its first victim: Pata Honda’s Leon Haslam. Catching his foot in the wheel during a crash in FP1, Haslam fractured both his tibia and fibula on his left leg during the off, and has been unfortunately ruled out of the Sunday’s race.
Haslam will undergo procedures in Holland to pin the leg sometime this weekend, with the hopes that it will help heal the injury more rapidly. World Superbike’s next round is in Monza in two-weeks’ time, which may be too early for the Brit’s return to motorcycle racing, though his home round at Donington Park on May 26th should be a more manageable date. Heal-up quick Leon, that’s a nasty looking break.
Source: Pata Honda; Photo: Leon Haslam (Twitter)