Makoto Tamada, currently racing at the Suzuka 8 Hours crashed at the S curves today during the 2nd qualification. He was sent to the medical center in the paddock. Possibilities of fractures were found, and was then transferred to a hospital in Suzuka City.
After an full examination, fractures of the left clavicle and scapula, as fractures on the left ankle were found. Furthermore, a minor amputation of the left middle finger was found.
Tamada went through a successful surgery on his finger, and is now in stable condition.
For the team, #22 Honda Team Asia, Tamada’s qualification time in the first qualification session, put the team in the tenth position, allowing them to compete in the Top 10 Trial tomorrow.
We will be updating Tamada’s condition again.