Donington WSB: Haga airlifted to hospital

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Championship leader Noriyuki Haga has been airlifted to Derby hospital following his heavy crash in race two at Donington Park.

The 34 year old crashed his Xerox Ducati at Coppice on lap four in a near identical crash to Troy Bayliss in 2007.

MCN has learned that Haga has a suspected broken vertebrae, possibly T8 or T9, broken Scapula and broken right wrist. He is also having trouble breathing.

A team of surgeons are waiting for him to arrive at Derby hospital where he will be operated on immediately.

Initial diagnosis for recovery is two to three months meaning he will miss numerous rounds of the championship.

Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider