Malaysian Grand Prix ends in disaster for Gino Rea
Posted: Ocotober 28, 2014
Sepang, Malaysia - 28 October 2014: Gino Rea's outing at the Malaysian Grand Prix was short-lived on Sunday following a crash at Turn 2 on the first lap of the race. Rea made a good start from 21st on the grid and had got a great exit from Turn 1. His forward momentum was so good that he had to brake excessively to avoid hitting the rear of another rider. This action caused his bike to swing violently out of control and he fell from the machine into the path of other riders. When a rider falls in the middle of a tight pack, contact is an unfortunate inevitability. The surrounding riders did well to avoid contact however Gino fell into the path of another machine, having his right foot run over.
The outcome of this incident resulted in Gino suffering breaks to the 3rd, 4th and 5th metatarsal of his right foot. Rea travelled out of Sepang on an earlier flight to seek urgent medical attention as the breaks will require surgery. Gino hopes to be able to compete at Valencia next weekend in the final Grand Prix of the 2014 season.
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