Andrew Irwin could be facing a spell out of action from the 2023 British Superbike Championship (BSB) after suffering an arm injury in testing at Knockhill.
The Ulsterman rider was participating in a private test session with his Honda Racing UK team when he suffered a tumble at the first turn.
The session was stopped while he was taken to the medical centre before being transferred to Dundee Hospital.
Doctors have confirmed he has suffered a fracture to the right humerus and is continuing to receive treatment.
“During private testing at Knockhill Racing Circuit on Tuesday 30th May, during the afternoon session, Andrew Irwin crashed at turn one.
“The session was stopped and Andrew was taken to the circuit medical centre for assessment of a possible arm fracture.
“He was then transferred to Dundee hospital where it was confirmed he has suffered a fracture to his right humerus and he is continuing to receive treatment.”
Irwin has endured a tricky start to his return season with Honda Racing, with a best result of fourth coming during round two at Oulton Park. However, he suffered a triple DNF last time out at Donington Park, with his collision with Storm Stacey in the latter earning him a grid penalty for the next round at Knockhill.