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WorldSBK Catalunya: Sykes to remain in hospital with severe concussion

BMW’s Tom Sykes will remain in hospital at Barcelona for further observation after suffering severe concussion as a result of Sunday afternoon’s race two collision.

The Yorkshireman was taken to the “Hospital General de Catalunya” for further examinations after his serious accident in the opening lap of Sunday’s main race.

Tests confirmed that Sykes had suffered severe concussion however, no further injuries have been determined. He will remain under observation for the coming days.


Sykes is expected to leave hospital on Wednesday and it is so far unclear whether he will be racing at Jerez de la Frontera this coming weekend.

“We are in constant contact with Tom,” BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director Marc Bongers said.

“He is in good spirits and is back to his usual self, cracking jokes. We are delighted that he has come through this accident relatively well. He remains under observation due to the severe concussion, but no further injuries have been determined.

“We now have to wait and see what this coming weekend will look like. We will provide more information as soon as we get it. We would like to thank the track marshals, the medical staff at the circuit and in the hospital, and everyone who helped Tom so well after his accident and who are continuing to help him.”

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