This Tuesday afternoon it was confirmed that Franco Morbidelli will not participate in Netherlands Grand Prix. The Italian-Brazilian announced the news that he will not be present in the circuit of Assen After an injury to his knee, which he had been dragging on for several days, it did not allow him to train normally. Still the team Petronas did not confirm a replacement, but it is expected that there will not be one.
Morbidelli’s injury to his knee is nothing new. A few days ago, the Italian had falls that hurt that sector and in the French Grand Prix It was the climax of the pain. While ‘Morbido’ tested the change of motorcycles in case the rain appears on the track Le mans, the Yamaha fell on his knee, causing him severe pain.
The statement was made official on the team’s official social networks Yamaha petronas. There it was confirmed that Morbidelli was going to miss the race on Dutch soil. On the other hand, the team did not name a possible replacement, so Petronas is not expected to call in any of the test drivers or the Japanese brand to replace Morbidelli at Assen.
Franky’s injury is another setback for the Petronas Yamaha team. The bad results and the constant rumors of replacement of Valentino rossi they only feed a bad situation in the box. By regulation, the team can make the decision not to have a replacement driver for this weekend, but in case he does not recover, he must do so for the next.
Although no deadlines were estimated, the team confirmed that its pilot still has to go through several specialists to ensure an operation. “The injury is significant enough for Franco to skip this weekend’s event and he is undergoing a medical evaluation to determine the best course of action for recovery,” they published from Petronas.
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