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Ulster Grand Prix rider Fabrice Miguet injuries 'un-survivable'

 

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Fabrice Miguet

Ulster Grand Prix organisers have said rider Fabrice Miguet's injuries are "un-survivable".

In a statement on Sunday morning, they said he remained on life support.

"It is with much sadness that the Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club confirms that while Fabrice Miguet remains on life support, we understand that the medical expectation is that he has sustained injuries that are un-survivable. 

"The 49-year-old rider from Normandy, France, was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital following an incident at the Joey’s Windmill section of the course during the Superstock race at the Ulster Grand Prix on Saturday 11th August.

"Our thoughts are with Fabrice’s family, team and many friends at this difficult time."

The Frenchman was rushed to hospital after the incident during the Superstock race at the Dundrod circuit on Saturday.

The 49-year-old came off his bike at the Joey's Windmill section of the track during the fourth lap, with racing stopped for more than an hour.

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The Belfast Health Trust confirmed he had surgery on Saturday evening.

English rider Davey Todd, who was injured in the same incident, sustained suspected fractures in a separate crash.

Throughout the day there were four red flags.

A spectator was taken to hospital for a suspected broken shoulder after being struck by a bike while trying to take a picture with a selfie stick. It was reported the man was leaning out over the track at the time.

The day ended with racing abandoned at around 5.40pm after rain and fog closed in on the circuit, reducing visibility.


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