Motorbase Performance provide medical update on Luke Davenport

Motorbase Performance have provided a medical update on Luke Davenport, who remains in an induced coma following Saturday’s multi-car qualifying accident at Croft that saw two other drivers hospitalised.

Davenport was admitted to James Cook Hospital in a induced coma in intensive care where he has been in a serious but stable condition. The Ford Focus driver suffered multiple chest injuries, lung damage, a broken right leg, a broken pelvis, a broken right arm and a concussion.

In a statement provided by the team, the following update was issued: “Further to his accident at Croft Circuit on Saturday, Luke remains in the excellent care of the staff at the ICU of James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.

“He has undergone a number of successful operations on his leg and pelvis and we are happy to report that there are no signs of any injuries to his head, neck or spine.

“Luke has been briefly conscious during his time on the ICU and the current plan is for him to hopefully be brought out of the induced come later this week.

“Once again we would like to pass our sincerest thanks to the marshals, BTCC extrication team, BTCC medical team, Croft circuit staff, Air Ambulance Crew, TOCA and the wonderful staff at James Cook Hospital for their professionalism, support and ongoing care.

“We will post further updates in due course, but would ask for the family’s privacy to be respected at this difficult time.  Luke’s family and everyone at Motorbase Performance are incredibly grateful for the messages of support that have been received.”

Fans are encouraged to send their best wishes to the 24-year-old via the Motorbase Performance Facebook page.

Jeff Smith had also been admitted to ICU but has since been moved to the trauma ward. The Eurotech Racing driver has suffered multiple chest injuries, extensive shoulder injuries and a concussion.

MG Triple Eight Racing’s Aron Taylor-Smith was the third driver to be admitted to hospital following the incident, suffering a fracture to his left leg and a concussion. The Irishman was discharged on Saturday evening.

PHOTO CREDIT: Matt Sayle Photography

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