Castrol Honda Superbike rider Aaron Slight, who underwent serious brain surgery less than three months ago, is expected to return to the starting grid at this weekend’s British round of the World Superbike championship series. After suffering for months from symptoms of a serious condition known as AVM (arteriovenous malformation), Slight underwent surgery in Sydney, Australia, and was expected to recover slowly and, perhaps, never return to racing.
Slight is renowned for his superb physical conditioning, and this undoubtedly contributed to a near miraculous rate of recovery. Slight has been practicing for this weekend’s race and, without pushing himself, doing lap times just two seconds off the lap record. Amazing!
Although Slight has been cleared by more than one physician, he is apparently awaiting final approval from the FIM to race this weekend. We hope he gets it, and we are so happy to bring you this good news. This year has been one of the worst ever for serious rider injuries, and Slight’s story is a welcome, positive change.