The owner of Lloyds British GBmoto squad, Mark Smith-Halvorsen has said that the injuries Dan Linfoot
|Linfoot had been having a strong weekend
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sustained in a first race collision involving James Westmoreland are not as serious as they could have been.
The incident happened in the last few laps of the opening MCE Insurance British Superbikes race at Brands Hatch. Linfoot went down as Keith Farmer passed him coming out of Druids into Graham Hill Bend, unfortunately collecting James Westmoreland with him in a nasty looking crash. Fortunately, Westmoreland was OK and cleared to race for the second race however Linfoot wasn’t so lucky. He was taken to the medical centre where scans led to suspicions of a fractured pelvis. Dan was then transferred to hospital in London for further assessment and treatment.
Speaking to PaddockChatter earlier today, Smith-Halvorsen said: “There was an incident earlier, itsounds like it may have been an avoidable incident although a racing incident, it’s taken Dan out of action and at this moment in time it looks like he has a fracture to his pelvis although initially it’s not looking as serious as it could be. At the moment we’ve been told he needs bed rest and painkillers, so we are pleased it’s not more serious than that. Dan will definitely miss Thruxton and we will make a decision on a replacement in the next week, however it sounds as though there’s a chance he could be back on the bike for Oulton Park, we’ll see.”