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Honda withdraws Espargaro from Valencia MotoGP finale

Espargaro suffered a violent highside in FP3 on Saturday morning when the rear finish of his Honda let go as he rounded the lengthy left-hander at Flip 13.

The Spaniard landed closely on his again and wanted to be stretchered off monitor by marshals earlier than he was taken to the medical centre for checks.

Preliminary scans confirmed no main accidents, however Espargaro was taken to hospital for additional analysis – which additionally showed he’d suffered no broken bones, however was in appreciable ache from some bruising.

He was declared unfit to participate in the remainder of Saturday’s periods, and can no longer race as each he and Honda have taken the choice to concentrate on the Jerez post-season take a look at subsequent week.

A quick assertion from Honda learn: “After assessing his situation this morning, Pol Espargaro won’t take part within the Valencia GP as he and the Repsol Honda Team concentrate on the Jerez take a look at.”

Pol Espargaro, Repsol Honda Team

Pol Espargaro, Repsol Honda Group

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Commenting on his crash on Saturday, Espargaro mentioned: “Sadly at this time I had a really large crash throughout FP3 at Flip 13.

“The affect was very exhausting however thankfully I’ve no critical accidents and nothing appeared damaged within the assessments we did on the hospital.

“In the meanwhile I’ve a number of ache from round my ribs after I breathe, that is what hurts probably the most.

“I’m actually dissatisfied as a result of we had nice velocity and I used to be feeling actually assured. I’m sorry for my crew.”

The Jerez take a look at is a vital alternative for Honda to place much-needed miles on its 2022 challenger because it seems to be to right the problems which have plagued its 2021 marketing campaign.

Honda has already had a serious setback in its pre-season plans owing to Marc Marquez’s imaginative and prescient points following a concussion which have dominated him out of the ultimate two rounds in addition to the Jerez take a look at.

With each Marquez and Espargaro out of motion for Sunday’s race, it’ll mark the primary time because the 1992 Dutch TT that no manufacturing facility crew Honda will line up on the grid. 

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