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Ivan Lintin's team issue update as rider remains critical following Southern 100 crash

Road racer Ivan Lintin remains in a critical condition following a crash at the Southern 100 last Thursday.

The 33-year-old was involved in a four-rider crash after which James Cowton died.

Jamie Coward suffered shoulder injuries and Mickey Evans sustained leg and arm injuries but both were later discharged from hospital.

Lintin underwent a successful operation on his leg / ankle over the weekend after being flown off the Isle of Man to Liverpool.

"The team have been to see him today. Although there are positive signs, he still remains critical but stable," said a statement issued by Lintin's team Dafabet Devitt Racing. "His family would like to thank each and every one of you for your messages of support. Hopefully bring you more news soon.‬"

Chief mechanic and friend Danny Horne is due to visit the rider this afternoon.

“It’s literally just a waiting game now to see how his head injuries settle down and go from there," Horne told Lincolnshire Live on Saturday. “The neurologist is seeing him today (Saturday) to see about reducing his sedation and seeing if he can breathe on his own without the ventilator.”

The death of NW200 Supertwin race winner Cowton followed less than a week after William Dunlop had passed away as a result of a crash in practice at the Skerries 100.

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