Isle of Man TT veteran Tommy Robb is on the road to recovery after being hospitalised following a crash at the Festival of 1000 Bikes.
The seven-times TT podium finisher was injured when he crashed at Mallory Park. He suffered broken ribs, a punctured lung, hand injuries and bruising.
Robb, 77, spent five nights in hospital, but is now back at home continuing his recovery.
“To those who have kindly contacted me following my argument with the Mallory Park tarmac, I would like to thank you for your get well wishes, which have arrived during this week and were awaiting my return after spending five nights of dedicated attention under the loving care of the Leicester Hospital staff.”
“After being stretchered off the track by those great people in the Mallory Park Medical Centre I was diagnosed as having six broken ribs, a punctured lung, which was successfully drained, a broken right hand small finger and a damaged tendon on the left hand ring finger, plus the usual bruises all over.”
“Believe you me the pain of broken ribs at the age of 77 is still much the same as when I first had the same injury, grass tracking, 60 years ago at age 17!”
“So, everyone, please accept my sincerest thanks for your concern and to my lovely wife and children Natalie, Tanya, Glenn and Corienne, sorry for being such a twit.”
Robb was a TT regular from 1958 to 1979 and enjoyed his sole win in 1973.