SGR rider breaks his foot in crash

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Tom Oliver and SGR Racing had a smashing time at round four of the Dickies British Supersport Championship at the Snetterton 300 circuit in Norfolk. The sprint race unfortunately ended in a huge crash which smashed the SGR Racing Yamaha to pieces and left Oliver with a broken foot.

The weekend started off with Oliver qualifying for the sprint race in 13thplace. As the race got underway Oliver quickly pushed forward into 10thplace and was working hard to make more progress.

Unfortunately on lap nine another rider’s bike dropped oil on the track which took down the bulk of the following riders, including Oliver. The SGR Racing Yamaha took to the air in spectacular fashion and landed heavily destroying itself as it tumbled along the run off. Thankfully it didn’t hit Oliver as he was sliding along the grass.

With the bike so badly damaged and Oliver injured SGR Racing were forced out of the Dickies Supersport Race on the Sunday.

The next round of the Championship is at Knockhill in Scotland and this SGR Racing’s home round so they are working very hard to get another bike ready to race. Meanwhile Oliver is working hard to recover from his broken foot and to be fit to race.

Tom Oliver, said:“I’m gutted with how the weekend worked out. However, on a positive note, I know I have a great team around me who are supporting me as much as they can. Once we re-grouped we started planning Knockhill, that says it all really. Big thanks to all our supporters and families for helping us through the difficult weekends as well as the good ones. I need to get well and make sure I’m ready to race at Knockhill. I hope I can do everyone proud at SGR Racing’s home round.”

Stephen Kinghorn, team owner said:“That really wasn’t the weekend we had hoped for. I know Tom had the pace to get another great result however it was just not meant to be.

“The main thing is Tom is mostly ok, the bike can be fixed or replaced, he can’t and his safety and well-being will always be our priority. Once the dust had settled, so to speak, we were planning our next move. That to me shows the mentality of SGR Racing.”