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Schumacher unhurt in testing fall

Michael Schumacher has escaped uninjured following a heavy fall during testing for the German IDM Superbike Championship in Cartagena.

The seven-time Formula One champion was testing the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade he will ride this year when the accident into turn one of the Spanish circuit happened.

Although reports had suggested Schumacher was briefly knocked unconscious, team boss Jens Holzhauer was 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, where he was treated for neck and wrist injuries. He was later discharged and 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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racefan - Unregistered

February 12, 2009 9:56 AM

Fair play to him. In the past when a motorcyclist has moved to any four-wheeled discipline and impressed we've always boasted about how nobody from four-wheeled sport could go the opposite way. Well he has and while he may not ever compete at world level on a bike (????), to be competitive even at domestic level still requires a lot of two-wheeled ability. I was never a fan of his in F1, quite the opposite, but maybe he's just found his true vocation abeit 20 years too late!!!!!!

Raw Dawg - Unregistered

February 12, 2009 1:24 PM

Hats off to Schummy. He has nothing to gain and everything to lose yet he's still racing bikes. He's obviously doing it for pure enjoyment and you can't fault that. Hell, if I had the time and money I would be doing the same thing (but maybe not as quick!). I still can't understand how he gets bike racing past the wife! Surely she can't be happy with his new hobby!



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