Ulster GP: David Johnson hospitalised after Superstock crash

Published: 11 August 2016

David Johnson is recovering in hospital after an off in Thursday’s Ulster Grand Prix Superstock qualifying session. 

Riding for Wilson Craig Honda, the Aussie slipped off towards the end of the wet Superstock session. He initially lost the front but was able to save the slide, however with nowhere to go he ran off the road and into the barriers. 

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He was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, where he was diagnosed with a broken knee, broken left shoulder, four broken ribs, a collapsed lung and a fractured vertebra. With no nerve damage to his back injury, he is expected to make a full recovery and will undergo surgery on the broken knee on Friday morning.   

Speaking to MCN on Thursday evening, Johnson was in good spirits and is confident of making a full and speedy recovery. 

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