Former 500GP, WSB, AMA and BSB racer Anthony ‘Go Show’ Gobert has been so severely beaten that medical staff couldn’t identify him.

It was only when he could eventually talk to Australian surgeons and tell them his name that the former superstar racer’s family could be contacted.

The assault happened three weeks ago after an argument and fight in a restaurant on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia but has only now come to light, such were the severe nature of the beating.

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Reporting a message sent to Road Racing World by Anthony’s brother, Aaron Gobert, the site published the message, here’s what RRW said they’d been sent:

“The Go Show wasn’t heard from in weeks. Turned out some drunk said, ‘Are you the Go Show?’ while he was out eating. He said, ‘Yes but I’m eating.’ Then they came back more drunk and one started a fight; he TKO’D that guy.

“But then his drunk friends followed him home. That night they came back in a group, kicked in his door and bashed him with bats, to almost death and put him in ICU. (He) was in such a bad way they didn’t know who he was. Then when he could talk they googled him and made contact with us. He’s in a bad way and will live. All on the Gold Coast of Australia. That’s the story. Followed home and bashed by a group with bats after kicking in his door. More on his health to come.”

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