Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back > News & Media > Motorcycle News & Media > Racing News
Forgot info?

Welcome to! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

FREE MH Decals by MAIL!


Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 10-12-2015, 03:49 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 140,718

Alex de Angelis critical after MotoGP FP4 crash

The San Marino rider has an intracranial hematoma and is being monitored closely

Alex de Angelis in his E-Motion IodaRacing gear.

ALEX DE ANGELIS is critical, but stable following a heavy crash in the final practice session ahead of MotoGP qualifying at the Twin Ring Motegi on Saturday.

The San Marino rider was airlifted to the Dokkyo Hospital in Mibu for further examination and treatment after suffering a heavy crash midway through FP4 which led to a red flag situation.

de Angelis has undergone a CT scan and has been diagnosed with a lung contusion. Further examinations have also revealed several rib fractures and fractures to 5 vertebrae.

MotoGP Medical Director Michele Macchiagodena commented on Saturday: "There's a thoracic trauma with bilateral ribs fracture, on the left and the right. He also suffered a head concussion - the CT scan doesn’t demonstrate any damage or bleeding but it still requires to remain under observation for the next days.

“However what needs more attention is the fact he sustained a lung contusion - we'll have to monitor it closely to make sure it doesn't lead to restricted breathing or any kind of infection.

“The early checks also report 5 fractured vertebrae, from which three seem to affect the body of the vertebrae - as of now there's no neurological damage but we'll have to make sure those fractures are stable so the medulla isn't affected.

“For now it needs to be observed closely in order to determine if surgery can be avoided."

A further update regarding de Angelis’ condition has been released from the Dokkyo Hospital where he is being treated by the MotoGP Medical Director.

“On Monday, De Angelis had a head and chest CT scan, which reassuringly showed that the intracranial hematoma he suffered was unchanged while the contusions to his lungs are slightly resolving,” said Macchiagodena.

“The rider remains in a critical condition but as his sedation was reduced, he was able to talk and oriented in time and space."

“He'll undergo a further head CT scan in the next 48 to 72 hours to ensure the intracranial hematoma is stable while the conditions of the lungs will need further evaluation.”

Related Content

De Angelis to replace Edwards for the rest of the season
Scot Honda withdraws from MotoGP
'That' Alexis de Angelis Moto2 crash
De Angelis signs for Scot Honda Moto2
Moto2: New updates for 250 replacement class

NewsBot is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MotoGP - de Angelis suffers multiple injuries, needs close observation NewsBot Racing News 0 10-10-2015 01:10 PM
MotoGP - de Angelis makes Aprilia Ride Smart-GP debut NewsBot Racing News 0 09-16-2015 04:21 AM
MotoGP Record 13th Pole Position For Marc Marquez After FP4 Crash NewsBot Industry News 0 10-25-2014 09:00 PM
WSBK - Alex de Angelis set to make WSBK switch NewsBot Racing News 0 10-18-2014 05:50 AM
Alex de Angelisís Jerez crash Helios General Discussion (Moto Related) 9 05-11-2010 07:27 PM

Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:37 PM. is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy