News 25 Aug 2015

Day recovering from season-ending injuries

Aussie ruled out of BSB Supersport Evo series for this year.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

CPE Motosport Kawasaki rider Levi Day will sit out the rest of the 2015 British Superbike Championship season following complications with his injuries sustained at Brands Hatch in July.

Day suffered injuries to his vertebrae, liver and lung in the incident, now on the road to recovery following extended consultation with BSB medical officers.

“The crash it self was small, but through no fault of his own another rider ran over my back, resulting in two fractured vertebrae, a grade four lacerated liver and some damage to my right lung,” Day explained.

“The marshalls and medical staff at the track were amazing in taking care of me and I was airlifted to St Georges Hospital in London. I was taken quite good care of there also, especially in the ICU ward for two days.”

The severity of his liver injury will sideline Day for the rest of the year after what had been a strong showing in the Supersport Evo ranks, however he’s already set his sights on a comeback in 2016.

“Unfortunately because of the severity of the damage done to my liver, the medical staff have ruled me out for the remainder of the British Superbike Championship,” Day confirmed. “This is because the scar tissue needs time to heal and we can’t risk it tearing again.

“I’m devastated that I cannot continue the championship as we were running second in the British Supersport Evo championship up until the crash at Brands Hatch. But it seems that the accident could have been a lot worse, so I’ve got to consider my self lucky that I am at this stage of the recovery I am at already.

“I have to get myself fit and ready and I have to listen to what the medical staff are saying. I will continue to work hard to come back next season, faster and smarter than this year. I have full intentions to race in the UK next season and hope that my self and CPE Motosport can continue our relationship together to finish what we are unable to this year.”