Major incident at TT involving Guy Martin - updated 4:03pm
TT & road races
11 June 2010 13:21
Today’s Senior TT has been red flagged – for the first time in its history – following what early reports say is a major incident involving Guy Martin.
The incident took place near Balleygary, the ultra-fast section between Union Mills and Glen Vine.
A bike is reported to be on fire and a fire engine has been dispatched, although there is no news yet if any accident or injuries have taken place.
Latest on Guy Martin’s injuries according to a statement from Nobles Hospital is that Guy is suffering from bruising to both lungs and minor fractures to the upper spine. He will be in hospital for a couple of days. Guy also passed on his thanks to his fans for all their good wishes.
From Adam Child in the Isle of Man: "I've just spoken to two riders who went past Guy's crash immediately after it happened. They said the fire looked to have been caused by his bike setting fire to a bale, which had ignited a nearby hedge. Bits of Guy's bike were apparently scattered down the road. The guys said it 'looked like a plane crash'."
There's no more news on Martin's condition. He was flown to hospital with chest injuries. The Senior will now restart at 3pm and run over four laps.
Gary Pinchin in the Isle of Man: "I've just spoken to Guy Martin's team owner Wilson Craig. He told me that Guy was conscious, but was complaining of chest pain."
Two separate, but unofficial reports, state that Guy Martin is on his way by air ambulance to Nobles Hospital, Douglas following his huge crash, but add that he is “moving, conscious and talking” as paramedics treated him.
More as soon as we get it.