NORTHWICH teen rider Connor Behan survived with just minor injuries after he was thrown from his bike at high speed.
The 17-year-old from Barnton was in third place when the exhaust of his Honda 125 split, forcing him to lose control.
Connor was thrown clear of his bike and landed heavily on his ankle but x-rays confirmed that there were no fractures to report.
Connor had started round seven of the Relentless British 125GP Championships at Mallory Park in good form and qualified for the final race in fourth.
Having caught the leader, Connor started to lose ground due to the exhaust problem before the accident occurred.
“Connor is ok, a bit bruised but he’s made of strong stuff,” said proud dad Garry.
“He got high-sided and landed on his left leg. He has bruised his ankle and pulled his wrist but he’s ok.
“The exhaust had split and fumes and liquid had leaked onto the rear tyre. When he came out of one of the corners he just slipped.
“We are not getting any luck at the moment. We had problems at Snetterton and now this. But the bike is running much better and Connor is riding well so we look forward to the next race with high hopes.”
Round eight sees the championship hosted by Brands Hatch on August 7 and Connor, who is still looking for sponsorship, is hopeful of a return tot he podium.
Having registered the race’s fastest lap at Mallory Park before crashing out, Connor now finds himself in eighth place in the overall championship standings with 47 points to his name.
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