Sylvain Barrier hurt in road car accident

BMW Italia rider Sylvain Barrier is hospitalised after a car accident in his native France.
World Superbike rider Sylvain Barrier is in hospital after being involved in a car accident in his native France.

The 25 year-old, who steps up to the WSBK series this year after winning the Superstock 1000 title two seasons running, was briefly in a coma, but has now awoken according to friend and mentor James Toseland, who took to Twitter to update on his condition.

The Frenchman was forced to skip the opening round of the 2014 WSBK championship at Phillip Island after fracturing his pelvis in an accident during testing.

He had earlier said it was his plan to return to action in the second round at Motorland Aragon next month on the BMW Italia EVO despite not being 100 per cent fit, though this is now seemingly in doubt.

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March 18, 2014 10:34 AM

Damn from bad to worse I hope he makes a speedy recovery. Even if he misses Aragon he's still my tip for top evo rider. If he does have to miss Aragon I hope they give Glenn Allerton another shot on the bike again he put in a decent effort last time out.

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