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Sunday 21 December 2014

Injured North West rider Stuart Easton transferred to Belfast hospital

Scottish rider Stuart Easton
Scottish rider Stuart Easton
Relentless North West 200. Cat has nine lives..... Adam Child Suzuki from Hook England has a narrow escape during Thursday Supersport practice
Adrian Archibald - Supersport, North West 200 May 2011
Ian Hutchinson, North West 200 May 2011
Suzuki Team boss Hector Neil in the North West 200 padock.
Guy Martin, North West 200 May 2011
Practice day 2, North West 200 May 2011
Ian Hutchinson, North West 200 May 2011
Cameron Donald, North West 200 May 2011
Gary Mason and Philip McCallum, North West 200 May 2011
Mark Jamison, North West 200 May 2011
John Burrows and William Dunlop, North West 200 May 2011
Ryan Farquhar
Denver Robb, North West 200 May 2011
Adrian Archibald, North West 200 May 2011
Alastair Seeley, North West 200 May 2011
Josh Brooks, North West 200 May 2011
Philip Neil, North West 200 May 2011
Technical Director Mervyn Whyte, North West 200 May 2011
Alastair Seeley, North West 200 May 2011
Guy Martin, North West 200 May 2011
William Dunlop, North West 200 May 2011
Cameron Donald
Cameron Donald - Superbike, North West 200 May 2011
Michael Rutter - Superbike, North West 200 May 2011
Ian Lougher - Superbike, North West 200 May 2011
Fabrice Miguet leading Paul Cranston - Superbike, North West 200 May 2011
Gary Mason and Stuart Easton
19.05.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALDFEATURE ON THE NORTH WEST 200 ROAD RACE PRACTICE YESTERDAY IN PORTRUSH - JAMIE MCDOWELL STORY. People watching the race from the stands
Simona Zaccardi, one of the only women racers from Italy working on her bike
Rachel Vauls a local with friends Emma Sulway and Vick Morris from London
Michael Rutter
Michael Rutter, North West 200 May 2011
Hundreds of Motorcyclists arrive on the Stena Caledonia Ferry at Belfast Harbour to watch the North West 200 May 2011
Gary Mason and Stuart Easton, North West 200 May 2011
Patrick Douglas (local), North West 200 May 2011
Simona Zaccardi, one of the only women racers from Italy working on her bike, Norrth West 200 May 2011
A girl watches on at North West 200 May 2011
Locals Alistair Purvis and Keith Fotheringham and John Mitchell from Manchester enjoy an ice cream, North West 200 May 2011
Gary Van Marsdyke, Gary Von Drummel, Franz Fleuren and Randy Van Marsdyke from Netherlands, North West 200 May 2011
Adrian and Laura McGowan with son T.J and daughter Shannon with Rachel Stephenson and Mark Eccles, North West 200 May 2011
Paul Cruickshank and Edward Phillips from Derry, North West 200 May 2011
Nadine Walker with kids Chenai and Regan with her friend Karen Kelly and her son Nathaniel, North West 200 2011
Joe and Sue Pilmore, Charlie and Karen Tomlinson from Derbyshire, North West 200 May 2011
Relentless International North West 200. Irish road racer Kirk Jamison.
Take that! They might be brothers but there is intense rivalry between William Dunlop and his brother Michael, even if its only on the dodgems at Barry's in Portrush.
He's after you! They might be brothers but there is intense rivalry between William Dunlop and his brother Michael, even if its only on the dodgems at Barry's in Portrush!
Three year old Alfie Orr from Kells met his hero Bruce Anstey at Coleraine Town Hall this morning at a 'Meet the Fans' event ahead of Saturday's Relentless North West 200.
Newly crowned Miss North West 200 Jade Toner from Limavady was on the beach at Portrush
Kirk Jamison BMW during Tuesday night Superstock practice for the North West 200.
Relentless International North West 200. Miss North West 2011 Jade Toner along with and Lee Johnston from East Coast Racing.
Relentless International North West 200.Irish road racer Kirk Jamison.
North West 200 practice night. Superbike practice session. Alastair Seeley
Alastair Seeley
North West 200 practice night 17th May 2011.Gary Mason.
North West 200 practice night 17th May 2011.Superbike practice session.Michael Dunlop.
Relentless International North West 200 practice night.Guy Martin. 17th May 2011
Michael Dunlop Street Sweep Kawasaki at Blacks hill during 17th May 2011 Superbike practice for the North West 200.
North West 200 practice night 17th May 2011.Michael Dunlop.
Relentless International North West 200 practice night.Alastair Seeley. 17th May 2011
North West 200 practice night 17th May 2011.Superbike practice session.William Dunlop Wilson Craig Racing honda.
Alastair Seeley
Guy Martin Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing at Blacks Hill during 17th May 2011 Superbike practice for the North West 200.
Alastair Seeley Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing setting the fastest Superbike time of 119mph during 17th May 2011 practice for the North West 200.
Relentless International North West 200 practice night.Michael Rutter.17th May 2011
Bruce Anstey Padgett Honda at Blacks Hill during 17th May 2011 Superbike practice for the North West 200.
Relentless International North West 200 practice night.Alastair Seeley. 17th May 2011
Ian Lougher Blackhorse Kawasaki (No2) at Blacks Hill leads Adrain Archibald Kawasaki (No 13) during 17th May 2011 practice for the North West 200.
Relentless International North West 200 practice night.Conor Cummins. 17 May 2011
Michael Rutter Riders Bathams Ducati at Blacks Hill during 17th May 2011 practice for the North West 200.
North West 200 practice night 17th May 2011.Superbike practice session.Adrian Archibald.
North West 200 practice night 17th may 2011.Bruce Anstey get a good luck kiss from his partner Annie.
Relentless International North West 200 practice night.Cameron Donald. 17th May 2011
William Dunlop Wilson Craig Racing Honda during 17th May 2011 Superstock practice for the North West 200.
Relentless International North West 200 practice night.Cameron Donald. 17th May 2011
Stephen Thompson (No 11) BMW leads Alastair Seeley Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing during 17th May 2011 Superstock practice for the North West 200.
North West 200 practice night 17th May 2011.Superbike practice session.Bruce Anstey Padgett Honda.
North West 200 practice night 17th May 2011.Bruce Anstey and Michael Dunlop.
North West 200 practice night 17th May 2011.Cameron Donald.
North West 200 practice night 17th May 2011.Superbike practice session.Michael Dunlop has problems with his Superbike.
North West 200 practice night 17th May 2011.Michael Dunlop.
North West 200 practice night 17th May 2011.Superbike practice session.Alastair Seeley, Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing.
Guy Martin
North West 200 practice night 17th May 2011.Superbike practice session.Cameron Donald, Wilson Craig Racing.
North West 200 practice night 17th May 2011.Ian Lougher.
Michael Rutter

Stuart Easton was in hospital last night after a collision with his own team-mate left the Scotsman with a catalogue of injuries.

The 27-year-old was taking part in the opening practice session for Superstock machines when it was halted on the first lap after Easton tangled with MSS Colchester Kawasaki colleague Gary Mason just after Mill Road Roundabout, heading towards Station Corner.

Easton was later transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital from initial assessment at the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine suffering from a broken pelvis, three broken fingers, leg injuries and internal bleeding.

Mason was able to walk away from the accident.

Easton — from Hawick in Scotland — one of the pre-event favourites, had been eighth fastest in Tuesday evening’s Superbike qualifying session and was a fancied runner for honours.

Last year, of course, he was the fastest-ever rider through the speed trap at the North West, recording 204mph approaching University Corner on his way to second and fifth place finishes in the two Superbike races.

Easton, British supersport champion in 2002, made his North West 200 debut in 2004 and is currently one of the leading contenders in the British Superbike championship, lying in third position, and is a four-time winner of the Macau Grand Prix.

Mason, from Lichfield in Staffordshire, was only making his second appearance at the North West and was 14th fastest in Tuesday night’s superbike qualifying having finished 16th and 20th on his North West 200 debut last year in the two superbike races.

Mason is a former British Superbike Cup champion and both he and Easton had podium finishes at the most recent BSB round at Croft, near Darlington, last weekend.

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