MG have confirmed that Árón Taylor-Smith suffered a fractured left leg and concussion following the pile-up in qualifying for the British Touring Car Championship at Croft.
Taylor-Smith lost control of his MG6 on oil dropped by Motorbase’s Luke Davenport, sending the Irishman at high speed into the stricken car of Jeff Smith.
Taylor-Smith reportedly extracted himself from the car, but also briefly lost consciousness in the incident.
He was taken to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, where it was confirmed he suffered a fracture to his left leg and concussion.
Taylor-Smith will be kept in hospital overnight and monitored for the concussion.
A statement from Triple Eight read added that Taylor-Smith “is in remarkably good spirits and from his hospital bed has been issuing instructions to his mechanical and engineering colleagues on his expectations for the immediate repair of his stricken MG6!”
Motorbase have meanwhile reported that whilst at the circuit’s medical centre Davenport “spoke to members of the team whilst being assessed” before also being taken to hospital by air ambulance.
No updated has yet been received on the condition of Eurotech Racing’s Jeff Smith.