BSB: Trackside official injured in race one crash

Published: 15 October 2016

MCE British Superbike series organisers have confirmed that a trackside official was injured in the incident that led to the second stoppage of today’s opening race.

The red flag came out after a crash involving Howie Mainwaring-Smart and Filip Backlund at Hawthorns bend, with debris from the incident striking a track official.  

A statement issued by series bosses revealed that the official sustained a head injury and following treatment at the track, was transferred by helicopter to St George’s hospital in London for further assessment and treatment.

Mainwaring-Smart is said to have sustained a broken wrist, and has been transferred to Kings College Hospital for further evaluation, while Filip Backlund was released from the circuit medical centre shortly after the incident with minor injuries. 

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The full MSVR statement can be read below: “On the third lap of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship race at Brands Hatch circuit, Howie Mainwaring-Smart and Filip Backlund crashed at high speed at Hawthorn Bend, necessitating in the race being stopped.

“Howie Mainwaring-Smart sustained a broken wrist and has been transferred to Kings Hospital for a full evaluation.

“Filip Backlund sustained minor injuries and was released from the circuit medical centre.

During the incident a trackside official sustained a head injury and following treatment at the scene and then at the circuit medical centre was flown by medical helicopter to St George’s Hospital in London for further assessment and treatment.

Further updates will be provided when available.” 

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