Hitachi KTM rider Bas Vaessen was seriously injured in yesterday’s opening MX2 British championship race at Culham, forcing the moto to be red flagged while he was attended by the medical crew. His girlfriend has now released the following news on social media. We wish him all the best and hope he will be on the road to recovery soon.
“Hi Guys! Here’s an update on Bas his situation. For now he is in the Adult intensive care unit in Oxford. They are taking very good care of him. He broke his vertebrae T8 to T11, for now this is not the issue and it doesn’t need surgery.
“Unfortunately he hit his neck again, no new fractions but a lots of swelling. For now it is uncertain what’s the outcome will be in the future. We wanna thank you for all the sweet massages your sending! I’m going to read the messages to him but he can’t answer them right now because he can’t move properly. We’ll stay positive and keep you updated.”