EWC 8 Hours of Suzuka: Gino Rea is in serious condition after falling into the same place as Daijiro Kato – Media Service

A day before the legendary endurance race that was disrupted by a terrible Gino Rea accident, he was hospitalized unconscious. Same point and bad previous dynamic.

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Stamina holds her breath waiting for official information from Yokkaichi Hospital about the health status of Gino RiaI hope with all my heart they are safe. The 32-year-old Briton had a bad crash during free practice in preparation for the afternoon’s Top 10 qualifying. European Supersport Championship 2009, Gino Ria has nothing to do with Jonathan RiaThe six-time Superbike World Champion is himself on track at the Suzuka 8 Hours with Team Kawasaki Racing. Here’s the report and the qualifying times.

Chilling dynamics
With Honda FCC-TSR-Honda France, the 2017-18 World Endurance Champion Gold Wing Lead Team, Gino Ria It lost control of exiting the “130” very fast. Across the track, he hit the hurdles on the left side as he approached the “Chicane du Triangle” closing the lap. A terrifying dynamic brought back memories of the tragic accident that took a life Daigro Kato. During the MotoGP Grand Prix in Japan, the Japanese rider hit the same obstacle, suffered severe head and chest injuries, and died two weeks later.

Gino Rea was taken to hospital by helicopter
The television production did not show footage of the accident. In amateur photographs, which did not depict the effect, we see only the unconscious and immobile pilot. After a short while at Suzuka Medical Center, Gino Ria He was taken to the hospital by helicopter. The TSR-FCC team confirmed that in the late evening of Saturday, August 6, JST, the pilot “confessed unconscious” .

Statement from Team Manager Masakazu Fujii:
« It’s the first time I’ve had mixed feelings ‘ commented Masakazu FujiFCC TSR Honda France Team Manager. ““Gino crashed during free practice before qualifying and was flown by a medical helicopter. I am praying for his condition and will do my best to help him. On Saturday, the FCC TSR Honda team also confirmed that it will be regularly at the start of the 8-hour race. Gino Rea’s teammates are a former MotoGP rider Mike de Peter and Australian Josh Hook.

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Paulo Jose

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