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TT 2017: Hutchinson sustains broken leg in red flag incident

Published: 09 June 2017

Updated: 09 June 2017

The 2017 Isle of Man Senior TT has been red flagged after an incident involving Tyco BMW's Ian Hutchinson on the second lap.

The race was shaping up to be an epic with Hutchinson and Peter Hickman trading the lead check-point by check-point on the opening lap and a half. However, as the leading riders came into the pits red flags were shown on Glencrutchery road.


Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson announced there had been an incident at the 27th milestone, which is between Guthries and the Mountain Mile. Red flags were shown around the course with travelling marshals heading out to escort the remaining bikes back to the Grandstand. 

The Tyco BMW team have since tweeted confirming the rider involved was Hutchinson, who is conscious and has been taken to Nobles hospital by helicopter with suspected leg injuries, later confirmed as a fractured femur. 

Thompson has confirmed the race will be restarted over a four-lap distance at 17:15. 

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