Utag Yamaha's Jimmy Hill has been forced to withdraw from the Donington Park British Supersport round after badly breaking his collarbone at Oulton Park. He will undergo and operation to have it pinned and plated on Wednesday.
Hill lost the rear of his R6 on the approach to Cascades at around 120mph in the second qualifying session and, after a trip to the medical centre, it was revealed he has a Z-break and has nerve and ligamanent damage on his hip.
"I was gutted. A week on, I'm still battered and bruised but I have an operation this coming Wednesday to have the collarbone pinned and plated. After that I will be on the road to recovery and trying to get fit as soon as possible to get back racing," said Hill.
"We had a new engine for qualifying at Oulton and I was hoping to improve my position and have no more problems. After the 35-minute session I was 21st. I wasn’t so
happy but the times were so close and a fraction of a second could put me a further 5-10 places up the grid.
"I knew I had one more shot at qualifying with the second session later that day. The second qualifying Session started and I had just finished the out lap and started my first flying lap. As I entered the second corner the rear tyre lost grip causing me to high-side at about 120mph."
Hill would like to thank the Oulton medical staff and the CJ Riders' Fund for the X-ray machine and their swift action.