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OFFICIALLY: Nick Kalinin to miss the World Superbike stage in Donington due complex leg fracture
The pilot of the GP Project Team, 19 year-old Ukrainian Nick Kalinin, will miss the World Supersport 300 World Championship round in the UK, due to an injury resulting from the dangerus incident with Italian rider Manuel Bastianelli during the race of the Grand Prix of Italy on May 13.
OFFICIALLY: Nick Kalinin to miss the World Superbike stage in Donington due complex leg fracture
OFFICIALLY: Nick Kalinin to miss the World Superbike stage in Donington due complex leg fracture
19.05.2018 06:17:00 pm
The pilot of the GP Project Team, 19 year-old Ukrainian Nick Kalinin, will miss the World Supersport 300 World Championship round in the UK, due to an injury resulting from the dangerus incident with Italian rider Manuel Bastianelli during the race of the Grand Prix of Italy on May 13.

The pilot of the GP Project Team, 19 year-old Ukrainian Nick Kalinin, will miss the World Supersport 300 World Championship round in the UK, due to an injury resulting from the incident with Italian rider Manuel Bastianelli during the race of the Grand Prix of Italy on May 13.

After an extensive and thorough examination, the doctors diagnosed the rider with a complex fracture of the talus in the left leg, which will prevent him from taking part in the British Grand Prix on the 27th of May.

Nick Kalinin #22: "All I want is to ride in the championship and fight for victory. Until the last moment, I had hoped that I would ride in Donington. At home, I met with several specialists, passed an additional examination, but realised it is too early to return to the track. Although this is not an easy decision for me; but for recovery, which is the best way, we need to take a break.

The dynamics are positive, we will gradually work on the full restoration of the leg. I will try to return as soon as possible. If everything will be done correctly, then there is already a chance to go to Brno. This is one of my favorite tracks, where there should be a lot of Ukrainian fans".

Nick Kalinin is in eighth place in the overall standings of the World Championship, after three stages.

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Nick's Kalinin first interview after a terrible accident in Imola
Nick Kalinin, who was involved in a serious accident during the World Supersport 300 race in Italy on May 13th, returned home and gave his first interview
Nick's Kalinin  first interview after a terrible accident in Imola
Nick's Kalinin first interview after a terrible accident in Imola
17.05.2018 09:48:00 pm
Nick Kalinin, who was involved in a serious accident during the World Supersport 300 race in Italy on May 13th, returned home and gave his first interview
Last season, the race in Imola was remembered by the fans of the Ukrainian rider with his first podium in the World Championship. This year, the rider from Odessa was in the fifth place in the overall standings of the World Championship and entered the fight at fifth position, but the good result of the qualification was made obselete in the race with a terrible fall, after the maneuver of Italian motorcycle rider Manuel Bastianelli. 19-year-old Nick Kalinin for the first time spoke of his condition and the terrible crash in Imola.

Nick, how are you feeling today?

- I can say that it's better than after the accident :). Now I still have weakness, sometimes a little pain in my leg, but in general I have gained strength quickly enough and have returned to normal. After the fall, I tried almost all the time to rest, I had felt dizzy, but now I don't have it. Most of all I'm worried about the leg, not in terms of pain, but how quickly I will be allowed to start developing the muscles.

And what is the forecast for the full restoration of the leg and returning to the race?

- I would like to start training. When I fell down, I was very upset that I would probably miss the tests scheduled after Imola. But the question of my return is hanging in the air; on Monday-Wednesday we will have the first idea of how recovery is taking place. We keep in touch with the main doctor of the championship and as soon as there are results of a new medical check - we will have a plan. Now we can not make hasty conclusions and make decisions, but I am ready to do anything to return as soon as possible.

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Do you remember the moment of the accident?

- Yes, and this was the worst fall in my career. From the start of the race everything turned out well. I returned a few positions and went to the leading group. I really felt that I could keep a good pace and fight for the podium. The main thing was not to take risks. I missed a few pilots, because I realized that the main fight will be on the last lap and currently it was just necessary to stick with the first group.

On the third lap, I rode at my own pace and suddenly felt a strong blow from behind to my right side. I did not see who it was, it happened in a split second. I could no longer control the situation, the bike flew to the side and I with it. I thought about brace for impact and not getting under the wheels of other pilots. When it was over, I saw that there was no visor on my helmet. But the equipment and some angel saved me. I was conscious, took off my gloves and understood what was going on. My Mom and little sister came to the race with me, so all that I wanted at that moment was to inform them that I was alive and not so bad overall.

- Did you watch the race? What can you say about your accident and about how the rival was riding?

- I still have not watched the race, but when I was in the hospital in Imola - I was shown the moment of the collision. The official interpretation of the incident should be given by the Race Direction. Thanks to the video, I found out that it was Bastianelli who flew into me. Before the contact, he caught a slip-stream and, of course, began to ride faster, but how he rode after was his decision and you must ask only Manuel about it. I heard a lot of opinions about it, including that he wanted to take me out. But to be exactly behind me and especially to sit out ... it's impossible to plan this, nobody knows in advance where you will be in the race.

In general, if speaking about the situation of riders who ride on a wild card: they have only one chance to show themselves, and especially when it's going to be at a home track. They do not fight for the championship, so they aren’t so afraid to take risks. But for me, every race is part of a huge work for the result, which I, my team, sponsors and fans will have at the end of the year. I had good chances to fight at least for the top 3 in the world championship.

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Nick, we, together with all the fans of the World Superbike, are waiting for news about your return already at the next stages!

- Yes, thank you very much for your support! Immediately after the fall, when relatives were admitted to the hospital, they read to me the words of support that the fans wrote on social networks. It gave me strength, I became more likely to be on the mend thanks to it. I really love racing, I'm very grateful to everyone for their support, so see you soon!

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Official Doctor Report of Nick Kalinin following Crash During World Championship
Nikita is stable, but still has problems due to a complex leg fracture.
Official Doctor Report of Nick Kalinin following Crash During World Championship
Official Doctor Report of Nick Kalinin following Crash During World Championship
14.05.2018 06:00:00 pm
Nikita is stable, but still has problems due to a complex leg fracture.
The concluded condition of the Ukrainian motorcycle racer, Nick Kalinin, who was involved in an accident during the World Championship race in Italy last Sunday. Nick is stable, but still has problems due to a complex leg fracture.

Nick Kalinin was taken to hospital in the city of Imola on Sunday after the accident, which occurred during the race of the Italian Grand Prix of the world championship. The fall occurred as a result of a dangerous maneuver by the Italian pilot Manuel Bastianelli. The pilot, who performed in Imola as a wild card, hit the right-hand clip on of the motorcycle of Nick Kalinin during the passage of a high-speed straight, as a result of which the Ukrainian pilot flew off the tarmac and collided at high speed into the wall. After the fall, the 19-year-old from Odessa was taken to the medical center at the circuit with subsequent hospitalization. After a long, full examination, Nick Kalinin was diagnosed with: "Polytrauma with lateral talon-navicular dislocation and a complex fracture of the neck and head of the talus of the left leg."
The next seven days will be important to assess the leg's injury, the condition of the rider and exclusion of the need for surgical intervention.
The preliminary recovery period is estimated by Italian specialists - 28 days.

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