Racing abandoned after rider airlifted to hospital

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Racing at Oliver’s Mount was abandoned yesterday after a serious crash which left one rider having to be airlifted to hospital.

Billy Redmayne, a 25 year old rider from the Isle of Man and also a serving soldier, was involved in an incident during the flagship race of the weekend, the Bob Smith Spring Cup race.

It was red-flagged while emergency services worked on him but the air ambulance was drafted in to transport the serving soldier to James Cook Hospital.

A spokesperson for Oliver’s Mount said last night (Sunday) that he was breathing on his own and his condition was improving.

The race and the rest of the meeting were abandoned as there was not enough medical cover at the track.

The race had been red-flagged earlier when Irishman, Lee Johnston crashed and was also taken to hospital for treatment to what is thought to be a leg injury.

The Spring Cup race is now expected to be run at the Cock O’ The North races at the Scarborough circuit in June.