Dougie Lampkin will fly back to Barcelona, Spain later tonight so that he can under go a scan tomorrow morning in an attempt to discover the full extent of his injuries, which he sustained at Marseille last weekend. Unable to practice or train during the last week, Lampkin endured another difficult outing when he could only manage sixth place at the third round of the indoor series held in Granada, Spain earlier this afternoon.
"I know it sounds strange, but I am happy with the way that I am riding, but unfortunately the condition of my body is playing a big part in my performance. I have been too sore to ride all week, but I was hoping that with over a week's rest that I would be OK for tonight, however that was not the case. I have a lot of pain running from my ribs round to my back, and after just three sections I was finding it difficult to breath."
"My whole body feels like it's locking up and the pain becomes just too much to handle. Each time you move it feels like someone is sticking a knife through your side. Hopefully from the scan tomorrow the specialist will be able to tell me exactly what is wrong. I had a big moment on the high jump, and without the marks lost there, me, Fuji and Fajardo would have all been on similar marks. However there was no way we were going through to the final with how Cabestany, Raga and Bou rode. They were on another level tonight."
In yet another all Spanish final, once again showing the benefit of their domestic indoor series, it was Cabestany this time who came home the winner. It was the Sherco rider's first victory of the new season and now puts him in second place in the championship behind Raga, who had to be content with being runner up this time out. Bou continued his campaign with a solid third place, this result putting him level with Cabestany on points, but in third spot in the overall standings after three rounds in three weeks. Lampkin remained in the medical room throughout the final, with ice packs applied to his back and front in an attempt to reduce the pain he was suffering.
- 1: Cabestany - 3
- 2: Raga - 7
- 3: Bou - 12
- 1: Albert Cabestany (SPA-Sherco) - 1
- 2: Adam Raga (SPA-Gas Gas) - 2
- 3: Antonio Bou (SPA-Beta) - 4
- 4: Jeroni Fajardo (SPA-Gas Gas) - 10
- 5: Takahisa Fujinami (JPN-Montesa-HRC) - 11
- 6: Dougie Lampkin (GBR-Montesa-HRC) - 14
- 7: Daniele Maurino (ITA-Gas Gas) - 27
- 8: James Dabill (GBR-Beta) - 40
Current championship standings:
- 1: Raga - 26
- 2: Cabestany - 21
- 3: Bou - 21
- 4: Fajardo - 19
- 5: Fujinami - 12
- 6: Lampkin - 9
Dougie Lampkin's next event: 29/01/06 Sunday - Milan, Italy - Rnd 4 World Indoor Chp.