Brad Jones airlifted to hospital unconscious with head injury after BSB crash

BSB rookie Brad Jones suffers a head injury in a serious accident during the opening race at Brands Hatch; He is airlifted to hospital unconscious

Brad Jones

Brad Jones has been airlifted to hospital after suffering a serious head injury on lap two of the opening British Superbike Championship (BSB) race taking place at Brands Hatch this weekend.

The 23-year old came down heavily as he rounded Clark Curve towards the end of the lap, prompting the race to be red flagged to allow medical crews to tend to him.

Unconscious upon arrival of the medical teams, he has now been airlifted to Kings College Hospital in London for treatment. He remained unconscious as he was taken away by helicopter.

“Brad Jones (iForce Lloyd & Jones BMW)) crashed on the opening lap of the first Bennetts British Superbike Championship race at Clark Curve (Brands Hatch). 

“The race was immediately red flagged and he was attended to by trackside and vehicle medical teams.

“The rider was unconscious at the scene & transferred to the circuit medical centre for further treatment.

“He has been evacuated by helicopter to Kings College Hospital, London with a head injury. He remains unconscious.  

“Further info will provided when available

Jones is competing in his first season of BSB riding the iForce Lloyd & Jones BMW M 1000 RR having finished runner-up to Rory Skinner in the British Supersport Championship in 2020.

Such was the seriousness of the accident it would take organisers more than an hour to get the shortened 12 lap ‘sprint’ underway again.