Easton to Make Oulton Park Comeback
Stuart Easton has missed the last two rounds of the MCE British Superbike Championship due to injury, however he is on track to make a comeback at Oulton Park next weekend following an incredibly speedy recovery.
The Scot crashed out at Brands Hatch in July and sustained a broken tibia and ankle in the process. In the last two rounds the PBM Kawasaki rider has lost out on points that could have secured his showdown finish, however the rider is still sat in fifth place and still holds a 13 point advantage over Laverty who sits in sixth.
Easton said: "It's unbelievable to think that we are five weeks after the crash and today (Thursday) I have been to see the surgeon and he was happy with my recovery progress. The doctor said the average recovery time and we have halved that with our plan. The first two weeks afterwards I was fully immobile and in a fair bit of pain and then I really turned a corner and I was able to shuffle myself around on my backside, but I could still do work on my upper body strength. I have been doing everything I can and now by week five I have been able to weight bear and there is still a week to go.
"I have been so focused on Oulton Park as that always had to be my goal - because the Showdown is still there I couldn't give up on it until I had tried everything to be in it. A couple of weeks ago I thought it wouldn't be possible but I am now really positive that I can ride. There is obviously a big difference between riding and racing for a top ten finish in the MCE BSB, I know that.
"If it was just down to will alone I would make the Showdown because I have done everything possible to come back to Oulton Park and make it happen. It is exciting to be in this position now knowing it could still be possible to make the Showdown even after missing so many races - we are coming to try and make it happen. It is a big ask, but it certainly won't be through the want of trying if we don't make the top six."
It's great to have Easton back in contention, and with three races left to secure his place in the final showdown it's all to play for at Oulton Park next weekend! Bring it on!
27.08.2015 - Big Ed