Premature end to Eugene’s Phillip Island weekend after Sunday warm-up crash

The first Sunday of the 2020 FIM World Superbike Championship (WorldSBK) at Phillip Island (AUS) did not go as planned for BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team rider Eugene Laverty (IRL) we he unfortunately suffered a concussion in a crash during the morning’s warm-up and was declared unfit to race after a check at the Medical Centre.

Eugene Laverty
“Unfortunately I had a crash in warm-up and suffered concussion so the doctors did not allow me to race. I understand their decision, even if it is not easy to accept as a rider but ultimately it is the correct one. I am very disappointed with myself for the crash as the bike was fantastic. It was the first lap of warm-up, I should have been more tentative and I was on course to take first position. I’d needed to take my time and be calmer because I missed a big opportunity for the races today. I’m sorry to the team.”