Published Monday, 02 September 2013
Rea faces a lengthy lay-off after breaking his leg in Germany. (© Getty)
The Ballyclare rider was lying fourth in the race when he hit oil on the track on the penultimate lap of the race.
It's thought the 26-year-old was going at around 140mph when the crash happened.
Pata Honda rider Rea was transferred to hospital after the high-speed horror crash which saw him rebound off the safety barriers.
The 26-year-old underwent surgery on Sunday night to have his leg pinned.
He told his official website: "I've felt better and hopefully I can be home in a few days and start the recovery as soon as possible.
"It's unbelievable what was happening with the flags in the race because I saw an oil flag at turn six but then nothing at turn seven or after that.
"I went down at the fast left at turn eight and, unfortunately, I stayed conscious throughout so I can remember everything.
"I was feeling pretty good before then and, although I didn't have the pace to pass the guys in front, it was clear I had the best package and, although it was late in the race, I still had good grip levels until I hit the oil."
Meanwhile, Toomebridge man Eugene Laverty also crashed out on lap four of the race, but managed to recover to finish 15th.
The Aprilla rider improved to take second in race two and stay in touch with the championship leaders.
Laverty lies fourth in the championship standings behind Tom Sykes, Sylvain Guintoli and Marco Melandri, while Rea is seventh.
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