Dovizioso hospitalized after temporary memory loss in crash

Dovizioso couldn’t avoid Fabio Quartararo’s Yamaha ramping up through Copse at the start of the British GP, and his Ducati sped off the crashed M1 motorcycle.

Doviziosos Desmosedici caught fire while the Italian had to be transported from the accident site on a stretcher – but later he was seen on his feet at the edge of the track.

However, Dovizioso reported severe pain in his hip and suffered a brief memory loss after the accident, as Ducati sports director Davide Tardozzi and MotoGP doctor Angel Charte reported on Sky Italy.

The Italian had gone to the medical center of the route and was then taken to Coventry Hospital for a check-up.

It’s the second time Dovizioso was innocent in a major accident this year when he was knocked out by Jorge Lorenzo in Barcelona.

He is 78 points behind Marc Marquez in the championship as the Honda rider finished the British Grand Prix behind Suzuki’s Alex Rins.

TO UPDATE: Quartararo was also rushed to Coventry Hospital after the race.

He told the media that he was “okay” after the incident, but the Frenchman went to the hospital anyway because he felt dizzy.

Quartararo’s fall was not quite as big as Dovizioso’s and he left the premises, but he was still visibly shaken by the incident afterwards.

Dovizioso’s scans in Coventry revealed no injuries and the Ducati rider can leave the hospital on Sunday evening.

The official update from Ducati states: “The result of Andrea Dovizioso’s scan at Coventry hospital shows no damage and the driver will be returning home tonight.”