Monster Energy Factory Yamaha’s Romain Febvre was taken to the hospital for medical observation this morning following a hard crash in Timed Practice at the MXGP of Turkey, the team announced on social media.
At this time, there are not many details, other than what the team released this morning.
Stay tuned to Racer X as we continue to monitor this developing story.
While pushing for a top lap time in the Timed Practice session at the @mxgp of Turkey, @RFebvre461 suffered from a heavy fall. The former World Champion has been taken to hospital for medical observation. An update on his condition will be published when available. pic.twitter.com/37HWyiyBwr— Yamaha Racing (@yamaharacingcom) September 1, 2018
Yamaha announced that Febvre sustained a concussion in the crash and will miss the MXGP of Turkey. Below is the full update from the team:
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP's Romain Febvre has been forced to withdraw from the seventeenth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Afyon, Turkey, following a heavy fall in the Timed Practice session earlier this afternoon.
After setting the fastest lap time in the first practice session, Febvre had an unfortunate crash while trying to better his lap-time in the second practice. The Frenchman suffered a concussion in the accident and was taken to hospital for further medical examination where it was confirmed that no other injury was sustained.
As a precautionary measure, Febvre will not line-up for the Turkish Grand Prix tomorrow. An update on his return to racing will be shared on www.Yamaha-Racing.com and Yamaha's Official social media platforms when available.