Injured rider Chaz Davies is hoping to be fully recovered by the time the 2017 World Superbike Championship rolls around to Laguna Seca next month.
Davies was hospitalised following a harrowing crash at Misano, where Jonathan Rea rode into the back of him after Davies lost control of his Ducati on the apex of a corner.
The Brit was lucky to only suffer a fractured vertebra and a contusion of the left thumb.
"It's never ideal to be at the track and not be able to race, but it's good to come to support and honestly I'm happy to be here because it could have been a lot worse," the 30-year-old told crash.net.
"I don't feel 100 percent, so we'll focus on recovering in the upcoming days.
"On Monday I'll visit a specialist and we'll set a plan based on his recommendations. The goal is to be back at Laguna Seca."
The WSBK circus pulls into Laguna Seca in the United States on July 8.