NW200: Ryan Farquhar stable in hospital after crash

Ryan Farquhar (right), pictured with his SGS KMR Kawasaki team-mate Jeremy McWilliams at last year's North West 200, is now in a stable condition in hospital.

Ryan Farquhar (right), pictured with his SGS KMR Kawasaki team-mate Jeremy McWilliams at last year's North West 200, is now in a stable condition in hospital.

Northern Ireland’s Ryan Farquhar has been moved out of intensive care at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast and is now in a stable condition.

The Dungannon rider crashed during Thursday’s Supertwins race while leading on his SGS KMR Kawasaki and was left seriously ill with chest and pelvic injuries.

Gloucestershire’s Dan Cooper was caught up in the incident but escaped with shoulder injuries and has since been released from hospital.

A statement from the North West 200 organisers released on Monday afternoon said: “The Belfast Trust have confirmed that Ryan Farquhar has now left the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast and is in a stable condition.”

Meanwhile, Castledawson’s Nico Mawhinney, a newcomer to the event, remains stable in the RVH following his crash during Superbike qualifying on Thursday.

Fermanagh’s Paul Gartland, who came off in Saturday’s Superstock race at University, is also in a stable condition in hospital in Belfast.