Malaysian Moto2 rider, Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah is currently recovering after being involved in a horrific accident during the Austrian Grand Prix (GP) race held at the Red Bull Ring Circuit, Spielberg yesterday (Sunday, 16th August).
Hafizh’s wife, Noor Suzana Abdul Manaf shared the good news that the 26-year-old racer is now in stable condition. “Alhamdulillah, Hafizh is doing fine. Thank you to everyone who prayed for him,” Suzana wrote on her Instagram Story.
For those curious, the accident occurred after the motorcycle ridden by Italian racer, Enea Bastianini skidded and dragged his bike to the middle of the circuit, while the fourth lap was in progress. Hafizh, who was coming from behind, failed to dodge and hit the motorcycle before being thrown forward.
According to his manager, Gino Borsoi, Hafizh was conscious and stable and is currently receiving treatment. “The rider is in good condition. He only suffered bruises especially in the hips. Thankfully he was in a conscious state,” he wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, spokesperson Jorge Martinez said that the team had no idea that the rider involved in the accident was Hafizh. “At first we did not know whether the individual involved in the crash was Hafizh. When we realised that the rider was him, we were very scared because they did not show any footage on the screen,” said Martinez in a statement.
He added, “I was with him at the circuit treatment centre and the first thing the doctor told me was that he was conscious and (the accident) did not severely impact his head. The results also showed that Hafizh didn’t experience any internal bleeding or bone fracture.”
Watch the clip of the horrific incident below:
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We wish you a speedy recovery, Hafizh!
Source: Utusan Malaysia.