Niki Tuuli who rides the PETRONAS Sprinta Racing Kalex in Moto2 has withdrawn from the remainder of the German Grand Prix.
Niki Tuuli has pulled out of the German Grand Prix following his crash last time out in Assen. Niki had part of his left finger amputated after a crash at Assen 2 weeks ago.
After the first day at Sachsenring, Niki Tuuli ended the day in 32nd position 2.601s off the top time and with it being clear that the Finnish rider is struggling he will take no further action this weekend.
In a press release by the team, Tuuli said: “I’m really disappointed because I wanted so badly to ride here, I’m very sorry to the team and I want to say a big thank you to them for their support”.
Niki Tuuli made his debut in World Superstock 600 before making his World Supersport debut in 2017. With a single third position at Thailand and a win at the French round of the World Supersport Championship in 2017, he was able to get a ride on the CIA Landlord Insurance Honda alongside Andrew Irwin.
In Moto2, after Hafizh Syahrin was announced as Tech 3’s number 2 rider, the PETRONAS Racing Sprinta team drafted in Zulfahmi Khairuddin who announced his retirement ahead of the French Round.
Tuuli then made his debut in Moto2 at Le Mans and finished in a very respectable 22nd position.
This news comes hours after MotoGP rider Franco Morbidelli announced that he was pulling out of the weekend due to a broken metacarpal he sustained in Assen.
We wish Niki Tuuli all the best and hope he will be back fully fit for Brno in 3 weeks time.
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