Penrite Honda Racing rider and race one winner Troy Herfoss remains hospitalised in Royal Darwin Hospital following an incident in today's Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) round at Hidden Valley.
The two-time ASBK champion starred in Saturday's opening 16-lap encounter by storming to victory with a final lap pass on-board his ER Motorsports-prepared CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP.
Earlier, Herfoss was fourth-fastest in practice and qualified in P4 beneath the previous circuit qualifying record at 1m05.645s. From there, he went on to deliver an exceptional performance in the opening outing for the win and broke the race lap record with a 1m05.618s in the process.
With anticipation high for Sunday's scheduled pair of Superbike races alongside the Supercars as part of the Northern Territory's Darwin Triple Crown event, Herfoss unfortunately fell in turn three on lap one at over 200km/h and made contact with the outside air-fence and barrier.
Initial scans have confirmed that 34-year-old Herfoss has sustained a badly-broken right humerus and femur in the fall. Both will require surgery in order to begin his road to recovery and, at this point, he has been cleared of any further injuries.
"Our focus at this stage is obviously on Troy and doing what we can to assist him with his injuries, we certainly wish him well and hope for the best possible outcome in his recovery," commented Penrite Honda Racing team owner Deon Coote.
"As he always does, Troy was exceptional in race one yesterday to take the win and we were buzzing following that result and such a spectacular finish. Today has been a difficult one, but we thank the trackside medical crew and everybody for expressing their support of Troy."
The points scored by Herfoss in race one yesterday afternoon meant that he was credited eighth overall for the weekend and currently sits second in the 2021 championship point-standings.
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