Clarke’s on the path to recovery following Knockhill crash

Aaron Clarke
Aaron Clarke

A teenage motorcyclist is home and recovering after a racing accident at Knockhill left him with a serious injuries.

Aaron Clarke, from Kirton, was knocked out in the crash, which took place during the morning warm up in preparation for the National Superstock 600 race last Sunday.

It was the second time he had crashed out on that day having suffered another incident in the first qualifying session.

Aaron said: “I cant remember anything about the crash which is perhaps a good thing.

“I am feeling a lot better now and would like to convey my thanks to the marshals and medics at Knockhill for their prompt action and everyone at the hospital where they looked after me so well.

“I think I will be back to full fitness in time for Thruxton but as I have never raced there before perhaps its wiser to give that one a miss and aim my sights on Oulton Park the following week.”

Aaron was initially treated at the medical centre before being despatched to hospital where he was diagnosed with a badly broken left arm, three breaks in his upper arm, and also some damage to his hand when his glove came off.

He had an operation last Monday, the day after the crash, where surgeons wired and plated the arm and spent the next day recovering before being released for the long journey home.

Aaron is now at home and recovering well and is already planning his return to the track although not for a few weeks.

He will miss the next round of the series at Brands Hatch on July 20 and the next round at Thruxton at the beginning on August. but he is anticipating his return at Oulton Park on August 10.