SOLIHULL rider Liam Delves was involved in a nasty crash in the penultimate race of the Bennett’s British Superbike Championship at Donington Park.
Delves’ back wheel was clipped by another rider in the early stages of race one which sent the Solihull rookie off the track.
He was taken to hospital where, after going through tests and treatment, he was eventually deemed fit enough to return home late on Sunday evening.
Delves impressed in Free Practice and Qualifying with his lap times much-improved from his first visit to the circuit earlier this year.
He set off well from the middle of the ninth row and passed a slower rider who then clipped his back wheel which sent Delves hurtling across the track at 100mph.
Delves was stretchered off to the medical centre and then transferred to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham for further assessment.
Scans revealed that Delves had suffered internal bruising and was bruised to the C6 and C7 in his neck and remained in hospital under observation before being released to rest at home.
Delves would like to thank the marshals and medics at the circuit for their help and the staff at Queen’s Medical Centre for their care.
He would also like to thank his team who worked throughout the weekend to get his Rapid Training Rapid CDH Racing Kawasaki Superbike Fuelled by Cheshire Mouldings and Woodturnings Ltd up and running again after the crash.
Delves will rest up this week and have further treatment in the Hyperbaric chamber before making a decision on whether or not he will be able to ride in the final round of the season at Brands Hatch on Sunday, October 16.