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Macau GP practice crashes | Updated

The tight and twisty Macau GP circuit has seen two big crashes already with both riders being hospitalised

MANX MAN Andrew Dudgeon has been seriously injured at the Macau GP when he came off his Kawasaki ZX10-R, fracturing his spine in the crash which happened minutes into a one-hour practice session on Friday.

The South China Morning Post reported that Dudgeon, who's in a stable condition, managed to crawl off the racing line away from danger before he was treated for back pain at the side of the track.

His team boss Robbie Sylvester has posted an update on Facebook:-

"Earlier today in first practice Andy ran out of road at turn one, a short ambulance ride and a few x rays later he’s laying flat in bed with a cheesy grin? he’s now in surgery getting some Chinese medicine. Thanks to everyone who’s sending their best wishes - will post updates as and when".

Spanish rider, Raul Torras also came unstuck at the quick, Mandarin corner in the same session and was taken to Conde S. Januario General Hospital where he remains under observation. After hitting the Armco barrier his bike bounced back into the centre of the track and burst into flames. Torres has suffered a head injury in the incident, which you can see in the video below

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