DONI TATA PRADITA IS HIT AND CRASHES Doni Tata Pradita was hurt last Sunday in Misano. He saw the doctors this morning (Tuesday) and the decision concerning his participation at the Donington race next weekend is positive. He will race in ...
DONI TATA PRADITA IS HIT AND CRASHES
Doni Tata Pradita was hurt last Sunday in Misano. He saw the doctors this morning (Tuesday) and the decision concerning his participation at the Donington race next weekend is positive. He will race in England.
After the first lap, Doni is in 25th position in front of 65,000 spectators. He progresses to 19th on lap 6, and then to 17th on lap 8. The leader of the race is Eugene Laverty (Honda) in front of Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha). Sofuoglu, Pirro and Nannelli crash, and the race is interrupted with a red flag because there is some oil on the track. Doni is 16th, 22 seconds behind the leader.
The race is restarted for 14 laps. Unfortunately, Doni is hit by another rider and he crashes in the first lap. He is taken to the medical centre. He has no broken bones, but his shoulder is dislocated. Happily, the doctors can give him the authorization to race this weekend at Donington.
Doni Tata Pradita: "I am unlucky! I had a good start, I was 10th or 11th in the first corner. Then we were hit with Veneman and we crashed. I wanted to continue but I had a problem with my shoulder and one footrest was gone. I am disappointed because I could have finished in the top 10 with such a good start. I am sorry for my Indonesian friends and for the team. It's racing."
Team-manager Martial Garcia: "In the first part of the race, Doni did not have a good start, but he progressed later very well. Unfortunately the race was stopped with a red flag and he lost the benefit of his progress. He did a fantastic second start, gaining 5 to 6 positions, but then he was hit from behind by another rider. Before that, he proved that he is progressing very well and that he deserves to be in the top 15."
9th round of the Supersport World Championship: June 28 at Donington (United Kingdom)