Motorcycling-Crutchlow to race with broken ankle

Reuters

Sun, 17 Jun 11:51:00 2012

British MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow will race with a broken ankle in his home grand prix on Sunday after crashing in practice and missing qualifying.

The Yamaha Tech3 rider took part in the morning warm-up and was 10th fastest after suffering an ankle injury in the Saturday fall.

Crutchlow, who had been targeting a podium finish after starting five successive races this season in the top five, will have to start from the back of the grid.

"Full extent of injury is I have a broken and dislocated left ankle. It's back in place now, but worst pain I've had so will try my best in race," he said on his Twitter feed (@calcrutchlow).

 

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