Vermeulen Out for the Rest of the Season

07/12/2010 @ 2:55 pm, by Jensen Beeler5 COMMENTS

After crashing Saturday at Brno and injuring his knee, Christopher Vermeulen has bowed out of the World Superbike series for the remainder of the 2010 season. The Australian racer first injured his knee at WSBK’s opening round at Phillip Island, and has been plagued by the injury ever since. Now with his crash at Brno, Vermeulen has decided to persue a ligament replacement surgery that he had previously shelved until after this racing days were over.

With a six month recovery time expected from the ligament surgery, Vermeulen is a scratch for the rest of the year. Instead Kawasaki and Vermeulen are focusing on the 2011 season, where Chris will be in better physical condition, and Kawasaki will have the all new 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R.

It’s not clear at this time who will be replacing Vermeulen at Kawasaki Racing Team.

Source: Kawasaki Racing Team

  • Brandon

    I hope Roger Hayden gets the big promotion. He would actually have a chance to get real points on a factory bike.

  • lalaland

    Kawasaki collects another victim.

    The AMA is waiting for you after this nightmare is over, Chris. They don’t pay well, but you can call your own shots and you won’t ever have to ride a Kawasaki again.

  • emd

    Kawasaki are the herpes of the sportbike world, once you’ve been exposed there’s really no turning back..

  • harumph

    Poor Vermeulen. He always seemed better than he actually performed. He also always struck me as a real decent guy too.

  • gazza

    I think kawasaki should consider Sheridan Morias from South africa for a ride. He out performed both kawa riders last year at kyalami as a wild card entry. He out performed them this year on a wildcard aprilia.

    He won the superbike and supersport South african championship on kawa’s as well. Both in the same year!