Good news from Tech 3: Alex Marinelarena, injured during a private test at the Paul Ricard Circuit in the south of France last Thursday, awoke from the medically induced coma on Wednesday morning.

"After nearly one week in a deep sleep, the 21 year old rider was today, able to move his arms and legs as well as speak. Further examinations will now follow to clarify his condition, but the recovery process has already started," read a Tech 3 statement.

"The Marinelarena family and the whole Tech3 Racing Team wish to thank everyone sincerely for the numerous thoughts and wishes sent during these tough days."