Marc VDS rider Tito Rabat, who underwent surgery to repair injuries suffered in a crash last week during the Sepang test, was released from a Barcelona hospital.
Rabat reportedly suffered a laceration that was deep enough to expose bone on his left knee. But luckily his quadriceps tendon was damaged but not severed. He also had hardware placed in his right hand to fix a broken wrist and finger, and his right foot is in a boot due to a broken toe.
Not surprisingly, Rabat is trying to regain fitness quickly enough to participate in the Phillip Island test Feb. 15-17. But team officials already are injecting realism into that goal, saying it may take longer for Rabat to heal.
File this in the burgeoning manila folder labeled: “Motorcycle Racers Have Balls of Steel.”