BSB: Four red flags in opening practice session

Published: 16 June 2017

The opening MCE British Superbike practice session at Knockhill was filled with drama as the session had to be stopped four times as a result of incidents on track.

The first red flag came just five minutes into the session as championship leader Leon Haslam was catapulted from his JG Speedfit Kawasaki on the exit of turn six. He was taken to the medical centre, where it was reported he was conscious and talking to medics, and has since been transferred to hospital for an MRI scan on his neck. With early reports suggesting he may have been knocked out in the incident, medics could rule him out for the remainder of the weekend.

Christian Iddon was the second rider down, falling heavily from his Tyco BMW in a bizarre straight line crash. He’s been taken to hospital for assessment on an arm injury.

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The session then resumed with a further red flag coming when Glenn Irwin fell from his Be Wiser Ducati at turn six. He’s been confirmed as suffering a dislocated elbow and shoulder.

Then, with a minute to go, the session would be red flagged for the final time after an incident involving Jake Dixon, Michael Laverty and Tommy Bridewell, who were all reported to be on their feet and OK.

Jason O’Halloran topped the timesheets for Honda Racing ahead of Shane Byrne and Luke Mossey. 

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