Rider 'critical' after Ulster GP crash

Published Thursday, 14 August 2014
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A motorcyclist is critically ill in hospital following a crash at the Ulster Grand Prix meeting at Dundrod in Co Antrim.

Rider 'critical' after Ulster GP crash
The rider is being treated at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. (© Pacemaker)

It happened during lap one of the ultra Lightweight/Lightweight event on Thursday.

The rider, who has not yet been named, was treated at the scene by race doctors before being taken to hospital by ambulance with a police escort.

He is currently in a critical condition at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

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4 Comments
Ray in Armagh wrote (47 days ago):
Norman.d we have short circuits here as well. The 'big 3' road races (NW200, TT & UGP) also bring some of the riders that do mostly complete on short circuits as well particularly in the British Superbike Championship scene. The facts are that most of the riders prefer to race on the closed public roads and wouldn't go anywhere near short circuits amyway. They fully understand & accept the risks they take every time they race.
Ray in Armagh wrote (47 days ago):
Typical of UTV reporting this as a headline when one of our most high profile world class sporting events wouldn't get a mention otherwise. My thoughts & prayers are with the rider involved, his family & friends and I hope he pulls through. I'd like to mention the outstanding professionalism of the medical teams & track marshalls before the rider was taken to hospital. The work they do cannot be praised highly enough.
norman.d in bangor wrote (47 days ago):
These riders know the danger of motor cycle racing on the roads and carry on why can we not have track racing that would be safer that road racing
les in ards wrote (47 days ago):
lets all pray that he makes a speedy recovery?
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