Joe Francis Undergoes Surgery After Donington Supersport Crash

British Supersport rider Joe Francis suffered several injuries in a crash at the start of the feature race at Donington PSB last weekend, some of which have now undergone surgery.

The accident occurred at the exit of the first turn of the featured race, as Ready4Racing Vision Ducati driver Francis fell into the path of the group behind him. A second rider, who was blind, hit Francis after he fell.

Joe Francis, 2024 Oulton Park PSP, SuperSport. Credit: Impact Images.

Francis has injuries to his ankle, as well as a broken femur and fibula.

In an update posted on social media, Francis confirmed that he had undergone surgery on his ankle and femur, and that the fractured fibula did not require surgery.

Frances' post reads: “Thank you everyone for your messages and well wishes over the past couple of days. I haven't been able to respond to a lot of people yet due to being in hospital and in a lot of pain.”

“After a collision at the first turn at Donington, I was hit by another rider who was blind. [I’m] I feel lucky that I had the injuries.

“Yesterday I had a successful operation on my femur, another operation on my ankle, as well as a fracture of my fibula (which does not require surgery).

“I would like to thank the amazing medical staff and the Marshall team at Donington Park for their response and getting me to hospital so quickly.

“I also want to thank the Ready4Racing team for their amazing support following my injury.”

Francis' crash brought out a red flag and he was taken from the scene by ambulance. The restarted race was won by World Supersport regular Tom Booth-Amos, who was competing in the British Championship event with his PTR Triumph team.

Round four of the British Supersport Championship is scheduled to take place from June 14-16 in Knockhill.


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