French MotoGP: Danny Webb to undergo further medical checks

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British teenager Danny Webb will undergo a fitness check tomorrow morning before doctors decide whether he can continue to ride in this weekend’s French 125GP.

Webb will have a check on his condition in the Clinica Mobile at 8am tomorrow morning after he suffered a massive high-side crash in this afternoon’s first 125GP qualifying session.

Webb, who said the crash was the biggest of his career, needed to be stretchered away after he crashed exiting the Chemin aux Boeufs chicane and he required lengthy treatment in the Clinica Mobile before he was released.

Doctors diagnosed no serious injury for Webb, who has been a revelation in 2008 after a dismal rookie year last season.

He suffered extensive and severe bruising on his back while he also suffered a suspected broken right thumb and toe after landing heavily in the crash.

Webb said: “It was a big, big crash and I’m in quite a lot of pain. I’m not sure what happened.

“I’d gone out on a new rear tyre and done one fast lap, came into the pits to change the suspension and then went back out again. The rear just let go and it was probably the biggest crash of my career.

“I’m going to see how I feel in the morning and see what the doctors say but I want to ride and I think I will be fine. I’ll be in pain but I’ll give it a go.”

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt