British rider Gino Rea airlifted to hospital after serious crash at Suzuka 8-Hours

British rider Gino Rea has been involved in a serious crash during practice for the Suzuka 8-Hours race in Japan on Saturday.

By Kyle White
Saturday, 6th August 2022, 2:47 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th August 2022, 2:49 pm

The 32-year-old, from London, was treated at the circuit before transferred to hospital by helicopter.

Japanese news agency Kyodo News reported that police described the English rider’s condition as “serious” and stated that no spectators or race officials were injured in the incident.

The former British Superbike rider was riding for the FCC TSR Honda France team in the eight-hour endurance race, which is scheduled to get under way at 03:30 BST.

Gino Rea has been airlifted to hospital after a crash at the Suzuka 8-Hours on Saturday.

Northern Ireland rider Jonathan Rea is competing at the event as part of the official Kawasaki team alongside Alex Lowes and Leon Haslam.