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Bobby Fong, Jake Gagne, Garrett Gerloff, Kenny Riedmann and
Joe Roberts crashed during AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Race One Saturday at
Barber Motorsports Park.
Fong crashed on lap three and required medical attention
trackside, causing the race to be red-flagged. He was given medical clearance
to restart the race, but after the race he told Roadracingworld.com that he was
going to have concussion symptoms checked out.
Gagne and Gerloff both fell in a multi-bike, chain-reaction
incident on the first lap of the restart. Gagne was uninjured, but Gerloff
suffered a fractured radius bone in his left forearm. Gerloff has withdrawn
from the remainder of the event.
Riedmann said he got pushed wide in the fast Turn 9/10
chicane on the back straightaway, causing him to crash at high speed. The
Canadian said he suffered torn ligaments in his left foot/ankle area, but he
will try to ride on Sunday.
Roberts was uninjured in his crash.
Cameron Beaubier, Martin Cardenas, Roger Hayden and Chris
Ulrich all crashed during Superbike Race One Saturday at Barber Motorsports
Beaubier, Cardenas and Hayden all crashed in the Turn 13-14
area and all were uninjured.
Ulrich caught a false neutral going into Turn One, tucked
the front while trying to slow down, crashed and tumbled into the Airfence.
Ulrich needed medical attention, which brought out a red flag. He suffered a deep
abrasion in his left elbow that required stitches to close. Ulrich said he will
try to race on Sunday.
Corey Alexander lost the front and crashed in Turn Five
during SuperSport Race One. He was able to pick up his bike and continue in the
race. His team told Roadracingworld.com that he was uninjured and will race on
This report includes only those riders who were known by Roadracingworld.com to have crashed in Saturday's races.