British motorcyclist crashes on Japan circuit, falls into a coma: police

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British motorcycle racer Gino Rea crashed during practice on Saturday for a race at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan, was seriously injured and slipped into a coma, local police said.

Rea’s motorcycle slammed into the wall of a track at the track in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, and he was taken to a hospital by an ambulance helicopter, police said.

Spectators and race personnel were not injured, they said.

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The 32-year-old FCC TSR Honda France motorcyclist was set to compete in an eight-hour endurance race at the track from Thursday through Sunday.

Gino Rea is pictured in February 2017. (Getty/TBEN)

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