Cirencester motorbike star Josh Day suffered a serious injury after crashing during a race on Saturday. 

Josh was competing for Astro JJR Triumph Quattro Group British Supersport Championship at Donington Park.

He and David Jones crashed heavily on the first lap of the race when exiting Roberts Corner. The race was immediately red flagged. 

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

Josh sustained a significant head injury. He was stabilised and put in a medically induced coma at the medical centre by the on site medical team before being transferred to Queens Medical Centre/University Hospital, Nottingham for further investigations and treatment. 

His sedation was decreased on Sunday morning so he could wake from the induced coma. 

An update provided on the Bennetts British Superbike Championship said: "He is becoming more alert and, despite a broken jaw, has managed to eat soft food and drink."

A message posted to Josh's Facebook page on behalf of his family said: "Although his condition has improved dramatically it’s still very early days and we’re not out of the water yet. 

"The impact he sustained was substantial and although he has been able to interact with us in very short spells he remains asleep for the majority of the time which were assured is normal for such a significant injury.

"The positives are that he remains in a stable condition and supporting his own breathing.  

"He is one tough kid and no doubt all of your messages will provide him with even more strength once he is more alert and well enough to read them. 

Josh will remain under observation in the intensive care unit where he is in good hands. 

We would like to thank all of the BSB staff, marshals and the medical team. 

"The incredibly fast response and care will have no doubt given Josh the best possible outcome from this awful moment in his life."

Josh, a former Cirencester Deer Park pupil, is a three-time Ducati TriOptions Cup winner, and made the move back to Supersport ahead of this season.
Following the crash he has been inundated with messages of support on social media from both the motorbike racing and Cirencester communities. 

"My wife and I were standing right next to the crash and saw the whole thing," one comment said. 

"It looked horrible. We both hope for the best for both riders and send our love."