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Plater hospitalised after NW200 practice accident

Reigning British Supersport Champion Steve Plater has a suspected broken wrist that could rule him out of Saturday's North West 200 Superbike outing - a race for which the HM Plant Honda star has secured pole position...
Steve Plater has been hospitalised following an accident during practice for this weekend's North West 200 – though happily, the eight-time NW200 winner and reigning British Supersport Champion's injuries are not understood to be serious.

Plater went down at Quarry Hill on the Coast Road just before the finish line, according to the BBC, having already secured pole position for Saturday's Superbike race during the first practice session two days ago – an event he may well now not be able to start should a suspected broken wrist be confirmed.

'On the final lap of the Superbike practice session, Steve Plater had a crash at the final corner,' read an official statement from the 37-year-old's HM Plant Honda team. 'Steve's injuries are not life-threatening, and he was able to speak to the medical team and the HM Plant Honda team manager at the scene.

'He is understandably in pain, and therefore has been administered with pain-killing treatment and is now in hospital where he can be examined further to establish the precise nature of any injuries he may have sustained. Steve would like to thank everyone for the numerous good wishes already received, and the team will issue a further update in due course.'

Rain also delayed practice on Thursday, whilst other pole positions were claimed by Conor Cummins in the Superstock class, Michael Dunlop in Supersport and William Dunlop in 125cc.



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Steve Plater, HM Plant Honda, Silverstone, 2009 British Supersport [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Steve Plater - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Steve Plater - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Steve Plater - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Trevor Nation and Steve Spray on the JPS Rotary Nortons.
Picture courtesy of Motorcycle News
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Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT
Lee Johnston, Peter Hickman and Michael Dunlop on the Superstock podium at the Ulster Grand Prix
Bruce Anstey won the Dundrod 150 Superbike race
Bruce Anstey won the Dundrod 150 Superbike race at the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix
Conor Cummins on the Honda Racing Fireblade.
William Dunlop will ride for the Davies Motorsport Team at the Classic TT
Michael Dunlop won the feature Superbilke race the Armoy Road Races from Guy Martin and Dean Harrison
Steve Plater with Bruce Charman of Prime Factors
William Dunlop leads Derek McGee and Derek Sheils in the feature Superbike race at the Walderstown Road Races
Guy Martin, Michael Dunlop and Dean Harrison on the Senior Race podium at the Southern 100
Guy Martin leads Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100
Keith Amor on the Rig Deluge Honda at the Isle of Man TT

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FooAtari - Unregistered

May 15, 2010 8:40 AM

No one forces the riders to do the Nw200, they do it because they love road racing. Why should that be taken away from them? ******** to the WSB and F1 this weekend, NW200 is where it's at. Road Racing is the best racing in the world.



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