National athlete working towards speedy recovery

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This press statement is to update on the condition of Muhammad Zamri Baba. Below, please find approved official statements from Musashi Boon Siew Honda Racing and Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

JULY 29, 2015 – PRESS STATEMENT FROM FIM ASIA ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP

1. PRESS STATEMENT FROM ZULHELMI AHMAD, TEAM MANAGER, MUSASHi BOON SIEW HONDA RACING TEAM

Team MUSASHi Boon Siew Honda Racing is heartened by the positive prognosis delivered by the Hospital Kuala Lumpur. Over the course of the past two months, the team had done its very best to ensure that Zamri receives the best care possible. Throughout, we have been grateful to receive the support from many parties.

Zamri Baba in action during the Supersports race in Autopolis, Japan

In particular, we would like to thank Mr. Ron Hogg from Two Wheels Motor Racing and Astra Honda Indonesia for their generous assistance behind the scenes. We also wish to thank the team at the Hospital Kuala Lumpur, in particular, Datuk Dr. Mohammad Saffari Mohammad Haspani and Dr. Azmi Alias. We have every confidence in the medical team and remain hopeful of Zamri’s recovery.

2. PRESS STATEMENT FROM HOSPITAL KUALA LUMPUR – National Malaysian 600cc Rider’s Speedy Recovery

Kuala Lumpur – Muhammad Zamri Baba, 32 years old, was involved in a high impact injury during the recent Asia Road Racing Championship that was in Indonesia on 7th June 2015. He sustained severe traumatic brain injury with closed fracture of the Right 4th Metacarpal bone and was first brought to Hospital Pentamedika Sentul, Jakarta in and unconscious state. The initial CT scan of the brain revealed a Diffuse Axonal Injury.

Zamri was subsequently transferred to the Siloam Karawaci Hospital in Lippo Karawaci on 8th June 2015 for further intensive cerebral protection care. He was put on an artificially controlled coma to reduce his brain swelling and ventilation support with constant monitoring. His condition was stable throughout the process and showed improvement. He survived the critical stage and is now at the stage of recovery. He was transferred back to Malaysia on 16th July 2015, just prior to Aidilfitri to continue further care at the Department of Neurosurgery, Tunku Abdul Rahman Neuroscience Institute (IKTAR), Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

Zamri Baba (Right) and Malaysian Moto2 rider Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman (Left)

He is progressing well and his level of consciousness is gradually improving. He is now able to respond to family members and has started to show early signs of recovery.
In addition to nursing care, the team at the Hospital Kuala Lumpur is now focusing on intensive physiotherapy, nutritional care and early rehabilitation program, offered by the various medical disciplines to facilitate his recovery. We are continuously monitoring his progress and quite optimistic that Zamri will make a speedy recovery. Hospital Kuala Lumpur will provide our best possible care and support to him and his family members.

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