Brookes escapes serious injury in Darley Moor crash

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HM Plant Honda's Josh Brookes has crashed today (Thursday) during testing at Darley Moor but has sustained no serious injury and vows to fight on at Snetterton next weekend (16/17/18 July).

Brookes high-sided whilst testing at the circuit alongside John McGuinness as the team worked on a new engine specification which they are aiming to run at the Silverstone WSB round.

Speaking after the crash Brookes said: “I just had a big high-side and flew quite high in the air and came down quite heavily on the base of my back in almost a seated position and then I got slapped around a bit. To start with we thought I might have broken something but since then I have had some x-rays and it is not showing any breaks.  

"The hand is starting to feel better and I can squeeze it again now, which I couldn’t do initially so that is a good sign.

"When I took the boot off to start with I had some real sharp pain in my foot but the x-rays show nothing is broken so maybe I just need to man up a bit!  I just hurt all over right now and feel pretty rubbish but you have to expect that when you crash at that speed.”

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Laura Stevens

By Laura Stevens