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Quironsalud, MotoGP™’s Medical Service, once again worked tirelessly at every Grand Prix to ensure the health of the MotoGP™, Moto2™, Moto3™ and MotoE™ riders in 2019.
During the 29 Grand Prix weekends there were 971 crashes, with 124 of them resulting in the rider having to visit the medical centre for a check-up. Of those 124, 38 had to be transferred to hospital and 21 underwent operations on their injuries. The most crash-ridden race of the season was the French GP at Le Mans, where we witnessed 90 crashes that resulted in 10 riders picking up injuries.
"If the riders are fast, we should be even more so when there is a crash and they need our help. We must offer immediate attention and, at the same time, of the highest quality," said Dr. Angel Charte, Medical Director of the Quironsalud MotoGP™ Service and head of the Internal Medicine Service of the Dexeus-Quironsalud University Hospital.
The immediate intervention team is composed of two intensive care vehicles where there are two intensive care specialists, anaesthetists and paramedics specialised in the management of severe polytrauma. "They work like any emergency unit of a hospital," explains Dr. Charte, “as they are equipped with high-level equipment that allows facing any type of pathology (cranial, thoracic, cardiac, abdominal, vascular, traumatic). With this equipment, we are perfectly prepared to give the best attention on the track to all drivers."
In addition, the Quironsalud MotoGP™ Medical Service also takes care of health before and after getting off the motorcycle. And although the Championship ended on November 17 in Valencia, the riders have already undergone medical examinations for the 2020 season. “With this exhaustive recognition, we verify that each rider has finished the season well and is ready to face the World Championship next year.”
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