Report Grant Dalton injures wrist in motorbike accident

Grant Dalton racing at the Hampton Downs racetrack south of Auckland. Photo / Greg Bowker
Grant Dalton racing at the Hampton Downs racetrack south of Auckland. Photo / Greg Bowker

Team New Zealand chief executive Grant Dalton has suffered a broken wrist in a motorbike accident yesterday, a report says.

Dalton is understood to have crashed yesterday while competing in a qualifying race for the 23rd International Island Classic at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Victoria, Australia.

According to the report of the race - which was delayed because of heavy rain - by Motorcycle News.com.au Dalton crashed 15 minutes into the session.

"...the session was brought to a halt halfway into the 15-minute session when Grant Dalton went down on the exit of turn three. It's unknown if he went down on his own oil or that left by another machine," the report said.

"Dalton suffered a broken wrist in the tumble."

After Dalton's crash, four more riders slipped in the slick and the race was cancelled.

"The spill was then exacerbated when his cases hit the deck and the slippery stuff went everywhere, with four riders going down.

"The session was then called off due to what would be a significant delay to effectively clean up the track."

- NZ Herald

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