WATCH: Fiery British MotoGP crash hospitalises Ducati’s Dovizioso

Andrea Dovizioso is given the all-clear by doctors after being hospitalised in the wake of a dramatic crash on the opening lap of the British MotoGP at Silverstone

Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati MotoGP
Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati MotoGP

Andrea Dovizioso has been taken to hospital for head scans after suffering a ‘momentary loss of memory’ immediately after a heavy crash on the first lap of the British MotoGP at Silverstone. 

The Ducati MotoGP rider was the innocent victim of Fabio Quartararo’s accident up ahead, the Frenchman high-siding out of Copse, which led to his Petronas SRT Yamaha sliding out wide and into the path of Dovizioso.

With no chance to react, Dovizioso clattered into it and launched over the top, coming down heavily as a consequence.

Watch the accident here: 

OH MY!

Dovizioso and Quartararo collide at turn one 

Dovi's bike goes up in flames #BritishGP pic.twitter.com/2U3O2DUat1

— Watch MotoGP on BT Sport (@btsportmotogp) August 25, 2019

Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati MotoGP
Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati MotoGP

Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati MotoGP
Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati MotoGP

Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati MotoGP
Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati MotoGP

Initially stretchered off by medics, though Dovizioso was able to get up and walk with assistance behind the barriers, a ‘momentary loss of memory’ would see him taken to Coventry Hospital for more thorough head scans.

However, Ducati has since confirmed he has been discharged having had ‘further complications’ excluded and will now return to Italy to recover.

Dovizioso came into the weekend 58 points shy of Marquez in the fight for the 2019 MotoGP title, but the accident – coupled to his rival’s second place finish at Silverstone – arguably puts paid to his championship challenge with only seven rounds remaining.

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