BSB Cadwell: Dan Jones diagnosed with concussion and fractured collarbone

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Bennetts British Superbike Championship rider Dan Jones has been diagnosed with a concussion and fractured collarbone following a serious accident at the top of the Mountain at Cadwell Park.

On lap two of the opening race on Sunday afternoon (August 28), Lee Jackson crashed going up the Mountain, with his Kawasaki left stranded in the middle of the circuit. Whilst the majority of the field were fortunate enough to avoid Jackson’s bike, both Jones and Takumi Takahashi hit the ZX-10RR.

Takahashi just clipped the edge of the bike, running into the back of Kyle Ryde as a result, but Jones rode straight into the Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Racing Kawasaki and both bike and rider were launched into the air. Jones was initially unconscious, but following trackside assistance, was stabilised and thankfully regained consciousness before being airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary for further scans and assessment.

These scans showed that were no head injuries, nor any other injuries which would require surgery. Jones was instead diagnosed with a fractured collarbone and a concussion. He’ll remain in hospital for further observation.

Jones is competing in his maiden Superbike season for the iForce Lloyd & Jones BMW team after stepping up from the team’s GP2 effort. The 21-year-old clinched his best result of the season at Thruxton earlier this month, finishing 17th in race one.

Both Takahashi and Jackson were unable to join the grid for the restarted race, which was won by Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha rider Bradley Ray. Rory Skinner and Danny Buchan completed the podium.

Race Two is scheduled to begin at 13:30 on Bank Holiday Monday, and will be followed by the final race of the weekend at 16:30. The highest overall points scorer across the three races will receive the Pirelli King of the Mountain Trophy.