Richie Escalante suffered injuries in his post-race crash at Road Atlanta. Photo by Brian J. Nelson

The following is from Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki…

Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki Superbike rider Richie Escalante suffered a heavy crash caused by a collision with another rider after the finish of MotoAmerica Superbike Race 1 at Road Atlanta.

Escalante was awake and alert afterwards and was able to move away from the crash site under his own power. He was evaluated at the track and then transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.

Scans at the hospital revealed a fracture of his left wrist along with compression fractures of L1, L2, and L4 in his back.

Escalante was held overnight at a local hospital but has been released and will fly home to Mexico for further medical evaluation and treatment.

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