Morbidelli ruled out of Dutch TT after crash

shares
comments
Morbidelli ruled out of Dutch TT after crash
Jamie Klein
By: Jamie Klein
Jun 30, 2018, 9:32 AM

Marc VDS Honda MotoGP rider Franco Morbidelli has been ruled out of this weekend's Dutch TT at Assen after injuring his hand in a practice crash.

Franco Morbidelli, Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
Franco Morbidelli, Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
Franco Morbidelli, Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
Franco Morbidelli, Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

Morbidelli was taken to the medical centre after the Italian rider suffered a high-speed off during Saturday morning's third practice session at the fast Ruskenhoek left-hander.

There, he was diagnosed with a "small fracture" in his third metacarpal in his left hand, meaning the Moto2 champion will be unable to take part in Sunday's race.

Valentino Rossi protege Morbidelli is expected to ride for the new Petronas-backed Yamaha satellite team that is set to join the MotoGP grid next season, most likely as teammate to Honda outcast Dani Pedrosa.

He currently lies 16th in the points standings as the top rookie, with a best finish so far of ninth at Jerez. 

Next MotoGP article
Assen MotoGP: Marquez beats Vinales by 0.001s in FP3

Previous article

Assen MotoGP: Marquez beats Vinales by 0.001s in FP3

Next article

Live: Follow Assen MotoGP qualifying as it happens

Live: Follow Assen MotoGP qualifying as it happens
Load comments

About this article

Series MotoGP
Event Dutch TT
Location TT Circuit Assen
Drivers Franco Morbidelli
Teams Marc VDS Racing Shop Now
Author Jamie Klein
Article type Breaking news