Update at 16:00: Statement issued by NW200 organisers on behalf of the HM Plant Honda team:
"On the final lap of the Superbike Practice session Steve Plater had a crash at the final corner.
Steve's injuries are not life-threatening and he was able to speak to the medical team and the HM Plant Honda Team Manager at the scene.
He is understandably in pain and therefore has been administered with pain-killing treatment and is now in hospital where he can be examined further to establish the precise nature of any injuries he may have sustained.
Steve would like to thank everyone for the numerous good wishes already received and the team will issue a further update in due course."
Update at 15:35: Photographers on the scene report Plater has suffered a suspected broken right arm.
14:55: HM Plant Honda’s Steve Plater has suffered a massive crash in practice for the NW200.
The accident happened on the final run down to the start-finish line chicane on Thursday afternoon during practice for this weekend’s race. Details are sketchy but drizzle on the track is one possible cause of the crash.
MCN’s Gary Pinchin who’s on the scene said: “Ambulances have been on the scene of the track for around twenty minutes.
"I believe he’s been sedated and the team have been told the injuries are not life-threatening, however I’ve been told that he will be taken to hospital for further investigation.
We’ll bring you further news on Plater’s condition as we get it.