Injured BTCC driver Luke Davenport now out of coma

Motorbase Performance has released an additional update on British Touring Car Championship driver Luke Davenport's condition, confirming that he is no longer in a coma

Injured BTCC driver Luke Davenport now out of coma

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 Middlesborough where he was placed in an induced coma.

The team issued an update on his condition last Wednesday, which outlined his injuries and also stated 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: "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 Le Mans, Mexico City and New Zealand!

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

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