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Iwema ‘okay’ after highside accident

Jasper Iwema has been declared ‘okay’ following a heavy crash in Sunday’s Moto3™ race at Circuit of the Americas. The crash resulted in the red-flagging of the event.

RW Racing GP’s rider lost the front on the exit of Turn 17 and was thrown off his bike at 160km/h. He landed on his head and was unconscious for two minutes. Doctors decided therefore to take him to a hospital for an extra check and a CT-scan of his head. According to RW’s team manager Jarno Janssen, Iwema was okay and has broken no bones.

"We saw the red flag and immediately after we saw Jasper lying there knocked out," team manager Janssen recalls. "He was unconscious for two minutes. To be sure, the doctors stabilised his neck and didn’t take off his helmet, but we could see him moving his arms and legs."

At the circuit Medical Centre, doctors found no serious injuries but decided to send Iwema to a hospital for an extra examination and CT-scan of the head.

"Jasper refused to go to hospital because he was feeling fine," Janssen adds, "but the doctors insisted."

Press release courtesy of Redox RW Racing GP

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Moto3, 2013

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