Pol Espargarò was transported to hospital in Faro after the bad accident he was involved in during FP2 at Portimao. The GasGas rider was thrown from his motorbike and, by the looks of what could be seen on TV, he was hit by his motorbike.
The medical staff promptly intervened to help him on the side of the track, and then he was transferred to the circuit's medical centre for first checks, which ruled out serious injuries. To get a clearer picture of his physical condition, he was transported to hospital in Faro.
Doctor Angel Charte, MotoGP medical director, took stock of the situation: “Pol is fine from a neurological point of view - he reassured us - but he suffered a severe pulmonary contusion and severe multiple trauma to the spine. He is conscious, he's responding perfectly, even though he's been partially sedated. He is able to move his lower and upper limbs perfectly, so he has not suffered any serious injuries”.
In Faro, the clinical picture will be more accurate and the tests will be able to highlight any fractures or bleeding.
Here are the images of the crash: