World Superbike Warmup: Cortese Crashes Into Gerloff, Who Is Concussed

World Superbike Warmup: Cortese Crashes Into Gerloff, Who Is Concussed

© 2020, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

American Garrett Gerloff has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Superbike season-opening event at Phillip Island due to suffering a concussion in a crash during warm-up on Sunday morning.

According to the official World Superbike website, Gerloff was riding his GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team YZF-R1 into Turn Four when he was hit by Team Pedercini Kawasaki’s Sandro Cortese, causing both riders to crash.

Gerloff was conscious following the crash, but after being diagnosed with a concussion at the track’s medical center, the young Texas was flown by helicopter to a local hospital for further checks.

According to his team’s social media feeds, Gerloff suffered no other injury in the crash.

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