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Dakar team issues update on driver after major crash

On the Sunday of the Dakar Rally, Carles Falcon was involved in a big crash. He was transported to the hospital via airlift, with his team TwinTrail Racing has giving an update on his condition.

Carles Falcon
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Spanish motorcycle driver Carles Falcon is in a serious but stable condition, following a big crash during the second stage of the Dakar Rally.

The crash happened 448km into the 468km test on Sunday between Al Henakiyah and Al Duwadimi.

Falcon received immediate assistance from medical crew which arrived via helicopter, before being airlifted to Al Duwadimi hospital for further treatment.

The team, TwinTrail Racing, has issued an update on his condition in a post on social media confirming the extent of injuries he sustained.

The post read: "Initially Carles was unconscious and without a pulse, but doctors have revived him. He has been admitted to Al Duwadimi Hospital where further tests have been conducted.

"He has been confirmed to suffer a fracture in his C2 that requires urgent surgery. Tonight he will be shifted to Riyadh Hospital. Over the next few days Carles will be kept sedated to control the development of the edema he has suffered in his head.

"Teammate Isaac Feliu will not continue in the race and has moved along with the midfield team to be able to stand by his side. As soon as we have news, we will report on their status and development.

"From the team and family we appreciate all the messages of support received."

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