British Supersport rider Josh Day suffers "significant head injury"

A crash in the Saturday British Supersport Championship race at Donington Park resulted in a “significant head injury” for Josh Day.

Josh Day, 2022 Donington National British Supersport. - British Superbike Championship

ASTRO JJR Host-IT Triumph British Supersport rider #2 Josh Day was placed in a medically-induced coma on Saturday after suffering a “significant head injury” in the first Supersport race of the weekend at Donington Park.

Day collided with David Jones of Dragon Racing Ducati at the final chicane on the first lap of the British Supersport race on Saturday at the Donington Park National circuit, and the red flag was thrown with some immediacy by BSB race direction.

An MSVR statement which was also published on the official British Superbike social media accounts read: “In the Quattro Group British Supersport Championship Race at Donington Park circuit earlier today (Saturday), Josh Day and David Jones crashed heavily on the first lap of the race exiting Roberts Corner.  The race was immediately red flagged.

“Josh Day sustained a significant head injury. He was stabilised and put in a medically induced coma at the medical centre by the BSB medical team before being transferred to Queens Medical Centre/University Hospital, Nottingham for further investigations and treatment.”

Jones was also injured in the crash, although the MSVR statement specified nothing more than a “shoulder injury.” MSVR also said that more information would be provided when it becomes available, but at time of writing (midday on Sunday) no further updates have yet been provided on the condition of Josh Day.

The race was resumed after a long red flag period, and it resulted in a first win of the season for Bradley Perie. Before Donington, the season had been dominated by Jack Kennedy, who finished second, while Harry Truelove completed the podium.