MotoGP crash - Kato critical
I don't know how many of you watched the MotoGP on the weekend and saw the aftermath of the Kato crash, but I only found out today that he was in a critical condition, and I want to say something about the incident.
The footage I saw was of Kato lying unconcious in the middle of the track, his bike destroyed around him. It was obvious that he had sustained serious injuries, yet the marshals basically threw him onto stretcher and hauled him off with great haste to presumably keep the race going. This doesn't seem to be the appropriate treatment for someone who has sustained a broken neck and head injuries, I believe the race should have been immediately red flagged, I have no doubt that this would have occurred in a Formula 1 race as we have seen several times in the past.
I guess it just irritates me a bit to see such a lack of care at MotoGP events, it's certainly not the first time I've seen obviously injured riders basically thrown on a stretcher and hauled off as fast as possible.
Though his condition remains grave, I hope Kato pulls through, he certainly is a talented rider if the 250cc class was anything to go by.
"We now have exactly the same situation as we had at the start of the race, only exactly the opposite"