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Kocinski Injured While Testing Yamaha YZR-M1 – Split Hose to Blame

MD has received the following press release from Yamaha regarding the condition of John Kocinski after an accident that occured while he was testing the YZR-M1 in Barcelona, Spain.


Yamaha test rider John Kocinski is recovering well after successful surgery to repair a broken lower left arm, which he sustained in a crash during testing of the YZR-M1 in Barcelona yesterday, Thursday 21st June. Kocinski had almost completed the third and final day of testing when the accident took place, in which water leaked onto the rear tyre from a split hose in the cooling system. The attending surgeon reported that the operation passed without complication and that Kocinski should be fit to return to testing in approximately one month.