Guernsey racing driver Marcus Mahy 'conscious' after crash

Marcus Mahy Image copyright Marcus Mahy
Image caption Marcus Mahy is conscious but remains in intensive care in Belgium

A Guernsey racing driver is in hospital after a "major accident" at a race in Belgium on Saturday.

Marcus Mahy, 53, was taking part in the Spa 24-hour race when his Kessel Ferrari 458 Italia collided with a similar model from the Rinaldi team.

The race was then stopped so the air ambulance could transport him to the CHU hospital in Liege.

The Kessel driver was about a third of the way into the endurance race when he crashed.

He was woken from a medically induced coma on Sunday. He is thought to be in a stable condition and will undergo surgery on his shoulder soon.

Mr Mahy describes himself as a "gentleman driver" and has raced for a number of endurance teams.

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Image caption Marcus Mahy, seen here in the black car, describes himself as an experienced "gentleman driver"

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