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27th Jul 2015

Video: Casey Stoner had a spectacular crash on his return to bike racing

Not exactly how he wanted his return to pan out

Alan Loughnane

Not exactly how he wanted his return to pan out…

Former MotoGP champion Casey Stoner made a return to bike racing this weekend  at the Suzuka 8 Hours Race in Japan.

Unfortunately, the Australian’s day was cut short when he crashed out of the race in this brutal looking crash.

Video via FIM EWC.

Stoner had been in the lead when the throttle stuck on his bike causing him to go off the track and flip over multiple times.

Stone, who hadn’t raced competitively since 2012 before this weekend,  suffered a broken scapula and fractured tibia in the fall but was lucky to escape without seriously injuring himself.

Hat tip to Mashable.