Espargaro identified with heel fracture after 115mph Silverstone MotoGP crash - Motor Informed
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Espargaro identified with heel fracture after 115mph Silverstone MotoGP crash

The Spaniard suffered a daunting highside going by way of Farm Curve throughout FP4 for final weekend’s British Grand Prix and needed to be stretchered off observe.

Espargaro was taken to the circuit’s medical centre and needed to be helped into the constructing by two members from his Aprilia group, however was later cleared to participate in qualifying shortly after.

The Aprilia rider heroically certified sixth and was passed fit to race on Sunday morning, although struggles with traction meant he might finish no higher than ninth within the 20-lap grand prix.

Espargaro confirmed on Sunday that he would go to Barcelona immediately for checks on the Dexeus hospital, which have revealed he has suffered a fracture in his proper heel.

He doesn’t require surgical procedure however has been ordered to relaxation for the subsequent week with the intention to be match sufficient for subsequent weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix.

A quick assertion from Aprilia learn: “Following medical checks carried out immediately on the Dexeus Hospital in Barcelona, Aleix Espargaro has been identified with a heel fracture in his proper foot.

“The Spanish rider, the sufferer of a daunting high-side over the past free follow session at Silverstone, then stoically took to the observe for each qualifying and Sunday’s race.

“The damage doesn’t require surgical therapy, and Aleix has been prescribed seven days of absolute relaxation throughout which he must use crutches so as to not pressure his injured foot.

“The intention is to reach on the subsequent race weekend (19-21 August, Austria) in the most effective bodily situation.”

Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing Team

Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing Crew

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Regardless of his damage woes, Espargaro solely misplaced one level to championship chief Fabio Quartararo in final Sunday’s race at Silverstone.

Quartararo – who needed to serve a protracted lap penalty for a collision at Assen with Espargaro – got here underneath assault from Espargaro on the ultimate lap of the British GP, and solely simply held on to complete eighth.

Consequently, Quartararo’s championship lead stands at simply 22 because the sequence heads to the Crimson Bull Ring on 19-21 August.

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