ICE MV Augusta rider Harry Stafford has been flown to hospital with head injuries after a heavy fall at Oulton Park during this afternoon’s qualifying session for the National Superstock 1000 championship.
|Stafford fell on Island bend at Oulton Park
A statement from race organisers MSVR reads:
“Harry Stafford has suffered a serious head injury following a high speed crash today (Saturday) at the Island Bend section of the Oulton Park circuit during qualifying practice for the third round of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship.
The 19 year old Shepshed, Leicestershire rider, tumbled heavily from his ICE MV Agusta, on the trackside, not making any contact with barriers or any other rider.
The session was red-flagged immediately to speed medical aid to the unconscious rider, who was further treated and stabilised in the circuit medical centre prior to his transfer by helicopter to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
Further details will be released when known.”
A statement released on Sunday afternoon read:
“Harry’s condition remained stable overnight following detailed scans and assessment, and later today the medical team plan to bring him out of his current medically induced coma.”
We are delighted to say that whilst Harry remains in hospital, he is awake, communicating and signs are looking positive. We wish him the best in his recovery.