Aprilia’s Eugene Laverty has had a lucky escape after being run over by Jordi Torres during Lap 5 of Race Two from Thailand. The Irishman sustained a broken pubic ramus in the racing incident. He was taken to Buriram Hospital where scans have revealed a small pelvis fracture which is not weight-bearing when standing.The news means the rider does not require surgery. Speaking about the incident, Mv Agusta’s Torres said: “On turn six, I saw Eugene crash and unfortunately, instead of sliding to the outside, the bike came back on the track and I found Laverty right on my line. I was unable to do anything to avoid him, since he was just a few centimetres away.” Laverty is expected to return to action soon, but he is likely to miss the next WSBK round at Aragon on April 14-15.