Kruger, a frontrunner in the Pan Delta Superbike series, was testing his Monster Energy/Speed Up Asia Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike when he had an extreme highside on his third and final day of testing at the internationally acclaimed Chinese circuit. Although the track was dry, Kruger believes that rain the previous night left some water on the rumble strips. Exiting turn 7, Kruger drifted out just enough to touch the paint and immediately highsided. Fortunately, he did not lose consciousness, but in his own words, "I landed hard and knew there was damage to my body straight away."
Kruger expects it to be at least a month before he's back on a bike again. Inside Motorcycles will provide an update once further tests are completed and a recovery plan is in place.