Easton NW200 accident - team statement

The full extent of Easton's injuries after this collision with team mate Gary Mason

Stuart Easton has been injured in an accident during practice for the North West 200 in Northern Ireland today.

Stuart has been transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast to undergo an operation with injuries to his femur, pelvis, hand and a suspected bowel injury. The incident also involved team-mate Gary Mason, who was unhurt.

The MSS Colchester Kawasaki squad and Kawasaki Motors UK would like to thank the many well-wishers and extend their full support to Stuart and his family in this difficult time.

Team owner Nick Morgan said, “We’re so desperately upset for Stuart, he is one of the nicest, unassuming guys in the paddock, regardless of talent and he has that in abundance. He’s been in fantastic form and this is obviously a massive blow to him and all his friends in the team and beyond. We wish him the very best recovery and will try and keep his supporters updated as regularly as possible.”