Silverstone hosted the first round of the 2023 Honda British Talent Cup over the weekend on the on the 8th and 9th of April.
At the start of race 1, Rhys was battling it out at the top with plenty of others for the first few laps. After, Rhys had a huge moment on the exit of Becketts as he ended up in an incident which consequently led to him suffering a broken wrist which put him out of action for the race and also race 2 on Sunday.
Rhys will now be side-lined until fully healed.
This is what Rhys had to say: “After working hard with the team on the test day and free practices getting the bike set how I like it, I was hoping to carry on where I left off in 2022 and finish the races on the podium, this was not to be.
It was a really great race changing positions at nearly every corner and I was running anywhere between 1st and 5th.
Unfortunately the rear came round on me at turn 4 instantly followed by a high side, luckily I saved the high side but was heading across the track unfortunately I crossed paths with another rider they had nowhere to go, We made contact and both went down. I took quite a bang to the head and my wrist really hurt.
I don’t remember much of the crash but I’d like to thank the marshals and medical team for scooping me up and putting me right, thank you so much for looking after me this weekend.
After my trip to the med centre, we were sent to Oxford hospital to be monitored for concussion, didn’t realise were going until the last minute and didn’t have time to even think about what we might need, hence we had no money to get back to Silverstone or for food.”
We’re wishing Rhys a speedy recovery and we can’t wait to see him back out there!