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Schumacher escapes uninjured in testing fall

Michael Schumacher has escaped uninjured from a fall during German Superbike testing at Cartagena.

The seven-time Formula One champion was testing his Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade when the incident happened, with team boss Jens Holzhauer quoted in the German press as referring to it as 'a harmless slip and a quite normal training fall'.

Despite that, Schumacher was taken to nearby hospital as a precaution. Treated for neck and wrist injuries, Schumacher was nonetheless allowed home after undergoing medical checks.

"I had an accident at the biking tests in Cartagena, and to be safe I went to a hospital,” he said in a statement. “I was driving down start-finish and when breaking into the first corner I hit some bumps which made me fall.

“The checks in the hospital showed nothing and I am fine, therefore I went back home at the evening."


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Jon M - Unregistered

February 12, 2009 1:26 PM

Fair play to schumi. He has got so much pressure on him due to his status. If anybody else from a German SBK privateer team fell off, it'd never get spoken about. I spent 3 days testing at Cartagena in Jan- it's a great circuit and demands a good set up. I wish him well and would urge people to fully acknowledge the dedication, bravery and skill of this former f1 champion. He has so much more to lose than gain, but does this for his love of motorsport in general. Great ambassador for motor racing!

dean o

February 12, 2009 1:13 PM

whats the matter with certain people just because you might not like them i cant believe a bike or car fan would wish anybody harm if thats the case your no fan and are very sick indeed



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