Britain’s Cal Crutchlow has suffered no major fractures or injuries in his MotoGP qualifying crash today but is still in hospital and looks unlikely to race at Le Mans tomorrow.
The LCR Honda was thrown over the top of RC213V before then being hit again by the motorcycle as it slid along the track behind him.
Crutchlow was attended immediately by the marshals and medical staff at the side of the track, where it became clear that he had not lost consciousness at any moment, but was complaining of pain in the hip region.
He was stretchered off, before being transferred by ambulance to the circuit’s medical centre. Once he was checked over by the medical team at the circuit, he was taken to the Centre Hospitalier du Mans for further examinations, which are still ongoing.
“The most important thing first of all, is that after examination both at the Le Mans circuit medical centre and here at the hospital in Le Mans, Cal has suffered no fractures or major injuries,” said team boss Lucio Cecchinello.
“However, before Cal can be discharged from the hospital, he must undergo a series of blood tests and get their results.
“We will await the results of these tests and reports before making any further decisions, and will endeavour to keep the media and fans updated as soon as we have more information.”