News 28 Apr 2016

Scott sets sights on WorldSSP comeback at Sepang

Australian currently on the road to recovery in Europe.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Australia’s Glenn Scott will aim to return to the World Supersport Championship grid with Team Lorini Honda at Sepang’s sixth round of the 2016 season in Malaysia on 13-15 May.

Scott, 24, suffered a compound fracture of his left tibia and multiple fractures of the fibula in a crash at MotorLand Aragon during round three, but is slated to return mid-next month.

“The physiotherapy has helped me immensely, without this I think I would have incurred a few setbacks,” Scott said from his local town of Sant Cugat, already static cycling and able to walk with the use of one crutch.

“At my two-week check-up with my surgeon he said I have made great progress and the bones are healing well and that it will be likely that I can race in Malaysia. This was music to my ears, it was extremely positive news and really gave me the encouragement I was looking for.”

Scott is making an effort every day to work on his leg, performing exercise routines specifically for the leg and exercises that will aid in his total body fitness, to keep the rest of the body strong and physically ready for Malaysia.

“My goal of riding in Malaysia is looking very realistic at this point, so I’m trying very hard to exercise everyday so that my body, as well as my mind will be as strong as ever,” he continued. “I’m very surprised as to how far I have come in only three weeks, so I’m very grateful to my surgeon and all the doctors here in Spain for allowing me to recover in the quickest way possible.”

Scott will be attending the next round of the world championship at Imola, Italy, this weekend: “This was a round that I didn’t want to miss, Imola is a pretty special place and I am upset that I am not riding, but I will be there to support the team and my fellow teammate.

“Thank you to Team Lorini for their continuing support, Stephen Mion from FitMoto and James Telford from HPC for their guidance and a very big thank you to my amazing girlfriend Tamara, for helping me keep my spirits high and looking after me these last few weeks. I definitely could not have done it without her.”