Ryan Farquhar is now reported to be in a stable condition in hospital following the accident which cut short yesterday’s North West 200 Supertwins race.
The 40-year-old Irish road racing star crashed out of contention in an incident with Dan Cooper while leading the Thursday’s second race, which had already been restarted following a fire on the course.
He was flown to the Royal Victoria hospital, Belfast where he underwent emergency surgery late last night before being placed in intensive care for recovery. The team’s latest statement reports Farquhar to be in a stable condition and doctors are happy with his progress and are optimistic he will make a full recovery.
The news comes as Farquhar’s KMR Kawasaki team announce they will continue racing tomorrow, with Jeremy McWilliams, Danny Webb and Darren James all set to line-up for tomorrow’s four lap race.