During today's Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport race at Cadwell Park, a serious incident occurred involving riders James Dye and Dave Paton.

It is believed that Dye fell from his Team Buff Triumph and was struck by following rider Paton, thus sustaining a serious head injury.

After receiving on-track support, Dye was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary Intensive Care Unit where he is in a serious, but stable condition.

The MSVR press statement reads as follows

On the first lap of the British Supersport Championship race at Cadwell Park circuit, James Dye, 19 from Horsham fell from his Team Buff 675cc Triumph between Coppice and Charlies Corners. It is believed that he was struck by a following motorcycle, sustaining a serious head injury. The race was stopped immediately.

James was treated immediately trackside by the MSVR Medical Team before being transferred to the circuit medical centre and then by the on-site Air Ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary for further treatment and assessment. He is in a serious, but stable condition in their Intensive Care Unit.

David Paton, also involved in the accident was uninjured.

Further information will be released when available.

In unrelated accidents in the earlier Yamaha R1 Cup race, riders Stu Wilson and Yaron Salinger were airlifted to Leeds and Lincoln Hospitals respectively for treatment and assessment, their conditions are both satisfactory and stable.