Motorcyclist critical after NW200 crash

Published Wednesday, 14 May 2014
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A motorcyclist is critically ill in hospital after a crash at a North West 200 practice.

Motorcyclist critical after NW200 crash
The North West 200 is being held around Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine. (© Pacemaker)

French man Franck Petricola, 31, was airlifted from the North Coast to the Royal Victoria Hospital after the collision during the Superstock practice session on Tuesday.

The incident happened at Primrose Corner during the Superstock practice session and the event was red-flagged.

A statement from the event organisers said: "French rider Franck Petricola, 31, a newcomer riding for the Ice Valley team was the only rider involved in the incident.

"After being treated at the scene by the race doctors he was transferred by helicopter to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast."

Following the crash, practice was halted for the day as the roads were due to reopen soon after the incident.

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les in ards wrote (140 days ago):
lets all pray he makes a quick recovery.
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