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Jun 22, 2001

Kocinski Hurt In Crash Of Yamaha GP Four-stroke

This just in from Yamaha Racing Communications:<BR><BR>"Kocinski recuperating after test accident<BR><BR>"Yamaha test rider John Kocinski is recovering well after successful surgery to repair a broken lower left arm, which he sustained in a crash during testing of the YZR-M1 in Barcelona yesterday, Thursday 21st June. Kocinski had almost completed the third and final day of testing when the accident took place, in which water leaked onto the rear tire from a split hose in the cooling system. The attending surgeon reported that the operation passed without complication and that Kocinski should be fit to return to testing in approximately one month."