Davenport "conscious and communicating" after BTCC crash

BTCC driver Luke Davenport is now "conscious and communicating", his Motorbase Performance team said on Tuesday.

Davenport "conscious and communicating" after BTCC crash
Luke Davenport, Motorbase Performance Ford Focus
Luke Davenport, Motorbase Performance Ford Focus
Crash scene of Luke Davenport, Motorbase Performance Ford Focus
Luke Davenport, Motorbase Performance Ford Focus
Luke Davenport, Motorbase Performance Ford Focus

Davenport was injured in a qualifying crash at the most recent BTCC round at Croft earlier this month, and was transferred to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, where he was placed in an induced coma.

The team issued an update on his condition last Wednesday, outlining his injuries and also stating he was expected to be brought out of the coma in the following days.

Motorbase has since confirmed Davenport is now conscious and communicating, and that he has been moved from intensive care to the hospital's high dependency unit.

It read: "Further to his accident during qualifying, we are pleased to report that Luke is now conscious and communicating and has been moved to the high dependency unit.

"Luke continues his recovery at the James Cook Hospital and we will post further updates under the direction of Luke's family and would ask for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time."

Davenport's family also used the statement to offer its thanks for the support it had received.

"Luke is getting much better. A huge thank you to everyone who has been in touch, it's really helped us as family to support him through this difficult time.

"We have received cards and well wishes from the marshals, fans, extrication crew, medical staff, BTCC drivers, sponsors, staff and fans. We've even had messages from teams in LeMans, Mexico City and New Zealand!

"The BTCC is a big family and we're very grateful for the support."

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