Tom Sykes Remains in Hospital After Race 2 Crash at Barcelona

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Tom Sykes will remain in the Hospital General de Catalunya in Barcelona, for further examination, after his Race 2 crash at the WorldSBK round this past weekend.

The BMW Motorrad rider was involved in a Turn 1 crash on the second lap of Race 2 at Catalunya, where he lost consciousness and suffered a severe concussion.

Accordingly, the doctors at the Hospital General de Catalunya are keeping Sykes for observation, and he is expected to be discharged from the hospital on Wednesday. Sykes is unlikely to race this coming weekend at Jerez.

“We are in constant contact with Tom,” said Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director. “He is in good spirits and is back to his usual self, cracking jokes.”

“We are delighted that he has come through this accident relatively well. He remains under observation due to the severe concussion, but no further injuries have been determined.”

“We now have to wait and see what this coming weekend will look like. We will provide more information as soon as we get it.”

“We would like to thank the track marshals, the medical staff at the circuit and in the hospital, and everyone who helped Tom so well after his accident and who are continuing to help him.”

Source: BMW Motorrad