The first race of the Red Bull Rookies Cup was a close run affair, and eventually won by the Norwegian veteran Sturla Fagerhaug. But the race was a two-part affair, the race being red-flagged after a nasty crash saw British rider Harry Stafford fall and then be struck by a following rider, in a chilling reminder of the tragic accident that killed Craig Jones in 2008. Stafford was taken to hospital in a coma, but has since recovered and spoken to his father. He is currently in hospital in Cadiz, where CAT scans revealed no serious damage. The Rookies will race again tomorrow, the race being shown live on the internet on the Red Bull Rookies Cup website, where you can also watch the first race again.
Results of the Red Bull Rookies Cup Race 1 at Jerez:
|Out of standing 1st part|
|Not finished first lap 1st part|
|Not started race re-start|