Burns breaks foot at Castle Combe - August 2nd 2005
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Chris Burns broke his right foot during the 1st practice session at Castle
Burns commented "I was not pushing the bike too hard because I was learning
the track. About 3 laps into the session going through the Esses something
must have broke on the bike; as the next thing I knew I was being launched
out of seat. As I hit the ground I saw the bike coming towards me and it
landed on my right foot.
This has put back our test programme we have had to cancel testing at
Silverstone. I was also offered a ride at Brands Hatch this weekend on the
Foggy Petronas bike if Garry McGoy failed his medical, now this won't
happen. I will be fit for the BSB round but it now looks like I will not be
on a bike for the weeks leading up to Silverstone.
This means again I will be at a disadvantage going into a BSB round. The
guys are still working on the bike so we will be making improvements for the
next round, while, I am resting."
Alistair Flanagan commented "This is a disappointment, but it's also racing.
We hope Chris makes a fast recovery and is back on the bike soon. At this
moment we are not looking for a replacement rider for Silverstone as we are
confidant he will be Okay."