Andrea Dovizioso, who suffered a concussion, has been transported by road to hospital for checks after his crash with Fabio Quartararo in the British Motorcycle Grand Prix on Sunday morning.
The 33-year-old Italian was first stretchered from the track, but later regained his feet and was taken to the medical centre. The fiery crash marred the race, which was won by Alex Rins in a last-corner mugging of Marc Marquez on the Honda.
Quartararo was also banged up in the incident but has not reported any injured. The Yamaha rider triggered the crash after bobbling at the start and trying to make time late in the first turn. A fist full of throttle lit up the rear, causing him to highside and slide into the path of the Ducati. Dovizioso’s bike flew into the air, throwing the Italian to the ground with force, before landing and erupting into flames.
The good news for Dovizioso, despite the concussion is that he has no broken bones and there is some time to heal between now and the next round on September 15.
Miguel Oliveira also looked battered after he was taken out by fellow KTM rider Johann Zarco during the race but was released from the trackside medical facility soon after.
The bruising Silverstone GP leaves Marquez with more than a three-race advantage over Dovizioso in the title standings. There are seven races next to run, with the next being the San Marino Grand Prix from Misano, Italy in three weeks’ time.
Read more of what happened at the British MotoGP here.