Honda TEAM HRC riders, Zanol and Sunderland injured during Dakar testing
TEAM HRC has announced that rider Sam Sunderland and Felipe Zanol have been injured after crashing during a pre-Dakar testing session in the Mohave Desert, California, of the United States.
On day one (Monday 3 December) of the planned five-day test, British rider Sunderland was injured.
The 23-year-old was taken to hospital where initial scans revealed fractures to his left arm and left wrist.
On day two (Tuesday 4 December), Brazilian rider Zanol suffered head injuries. The 31-year-old was immediately airlifted to a local hospital.
TEAM HRC will give full support and hopes that the riders are on their way to recovery. We will communicate any news on their condition, as we will inform you on the riders’ participation of the 2013 Dakar Race.
HRC statement - pretty much as expected, let's hope the "full support" comment is just that !