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Spectacular crash hits Quigley hopes
8:00am Friday 27th July 2012 in Sport
A SPECTACULAR crash in qualifying saw Luke Quigley sit out the latest British Superbikes round.
The Brierley Hill racer suffered a mild concussion and bruising to his neck after suffering a stunning high-side at Brands Hatch.
After being thrown from his bike, Quigley was struck in the neck by his own rear tyre and though he was able to walk away from the scene, he was later sent to hospital for checks.
He returned to the circuit later on Saturday evening after getting the all clear from the medical staff. Suffering from mild concussion and bruising to his neck and both forearms, the decision was made he was not in a fit enough condition for Sunday’s race.
Quigley said: “It was a nasty high-side. I landed on my head and then, from what I have been told, the rear tyre then ran over my neck. Luckily I escaped any serious injuries, but I am feeling pretty sore and I've got a bad headache.
“Obviously it's disappointing not being able to race. “Brands Hatch is one of my favourite circuits too, but I think we made the right decision.
“It’s a shame for everyone; myself, the team and all of our sponsors because everyone has put in a lot of effort. “We have got five weeks now until the next round, so I just want to make sure that I am fully fit ready for Cadwell Park. Hopefully we can continue to move forward there and push for some top 10 finishes.”