Scott Redding hospitalised after Jerez test crash
Scott Redding has spent the night in a Jerez hospital as a precaution after he suffered bleeding on his left lung following a big crash during Moto2 testing yesterday.
The 17-year-old high-sided his Marc VDS Racing Suter MMX machine exiting the final corner in his last stint before he was due to make his debut on the Suter 1000cc MotoGP machine.
Redding, who enjoyed a brilliant first Moto2 campaign in 2010 with podium finishes in Indianapolis and Phillip Island, was able to walk back to the pits but began coughing up blood.
He was taken to the circuit medical centre for checks before he was transferred to hospital in Jerez for precautionary scans.
The scans showed up a small bleed on his left lung and he was observed overnight but the Marc VDS Team have confirmed to MCN that Redding had a comfortable night and was in the process of being discharged this morning.
Redding was due back at the track at around 1030am local time and a team spokesman said he was expecting the Gloucestershire rider to attempt to ride again later today.
Redding will initially lap on his 2011 Moto2 machine before he makes another attempt to test the Suter 1000cc machine later, which is designed for the new MotoGP class in 2012.
Powered by a BMW S1000RR superbike motor, the project has been track tested for the first time in Jerez with Carmelo Morales and Damien Cudlin completing shakedown laps.
Morales was lapping just three seconds slower than Czech Republic rider Karel Abraham, who will make his MotoGP debut in 2011 on board a Ducati GP11 Desmosedici.
Redding ended the day with the third fastest time. He’d logged a best of 1.44.65 to finish just behind Spanish duo Julian Simon and Aleix Espargaro.