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Mar 17, 2018

Daytona 200: Medical Update On M4 ECSTAR Suzuki's Valentin Debise

Valentin Debise (53). Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

M4 ECSTAR SUZUKI'S VALENTIN DEBISE CRASHES OUT WHILE LEADING THE DAYTONA 200

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki 's Valentin Debise crashed at high speed entering the dogleg on the 10th lap of the Daytona 200.

He was transferred directly to Halifax Medical Center where he was awake and alert.

After tests Debise was diagnosed with a compression fracture of the third lumbar vertebra. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Debise, who will be fitted for a brace, is scheduled to be released from the hospital this evening.

About Team Hammer


The 2018 season marks Team Hammer's 38th consecutive year of operating as a professional road racing team. Racebikes built and fielded by Team Hammer have won 68 AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National races, have finished on AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National podiums 190 times and have won five AMA Pro National Championships, as well as two FIM South American Championships. The team has also won 135 endurance races overall (including seven 24-hour races) and 13 Overall WERA National Endurance Championships with Suzuki motorcycles, and holds the U.S. record for mileage covered in a 24-hour race. The team also competed in the televised 1990s Formula USA National Championship, famously running "Methanol Monster" GSX-R1100 Superbikes fueled by methanol, and won four F-USA Championships.

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