After knocking himself unconscious, 18-year-old Rea spent some time at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where he remained under observation. As a result of the crash, he sustained superficial bruising and a slight swelling to the left chest.
Despite his injuries, Rea remains upbeat. “I was really unlucky at Snetterton,” he said. “I don’t really know what happened – I can’t remember anything about the incident. My chest is still quite swollen and very sore, but I have visited a sports injury doctor and am hopeful of a relatively quick recovery.
“I’d like to thank the Red Bull Honda team for all their hard work. I just want to get back out on the track and repay them for all they’ve done. I’m taking advantage of the five-week break in the Superbike calendar to rest, but I’m hoping to get back on the Red Bull Honda CBR100RR at the official BSB test at Cadwell Park on 27 July. I’d also like to say thank you to the fans for their support.”