The breaks go against Casey in comeback
FORMER MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner broke a leg and fractured a shoulder in a horror return to riding in the Suzuka 8 Hours event in Japan yesterday.
Stoner was too quick in a high- speed corner, while leading, and missed the apex before hitting the grass and crashing spectacularly.
He had to crawl away as a safety crew came to his aid. Within moments he was being tended to by medical staff.
He later appeared back in the garage with his right arm in a sling and lower leg bandaged.
“Well my # Suzuka8H ended spectacularly! Stuck throttle = broken scapula + fractured tibia and a few more tweaks. Sucks!” Stoner tweeted. The Australian was making his first appearance in the endurance classic and his first serious motorcycle race outing since retiring from the MotoGP circuit at the end of 2012.
A screenshot of Casey Stoner’s spectacular accident at the Suzuka 8 Hours event in Japan.