German GP winner Jorge Martin has been ruled out of the Czech GP following a crash in FP1.
The Spaniard was shown holding his left wrist after suffering a high-side crash at turn 10. Martin was taken to the medical centre for evaluation and a fracture to his radius was later confirmed by his Del Conca Gresini team.
Martin has been transferred to Barcelona and is awaiting surgery on his injured wrist but no further updates have been released.
After his shock crash and the possibility of sitting out of Austria as well, the championship has been thrown into the air and there are four men who will be keeping an exceptionally close eye on Martin’s recovery.
Marco Bezzecchi, Aron Canet, teammate Fabio Di Giannantonio and Enea Bastianini are all in with a chance of taking the championship lead, some much more easily than others as there are only seven points separating Martin and Bezzecchi compared to the 46 which separate Martin and Bastianini.
Bezzecchi would only need two 12th place finishes to take the lead in the championship and, as the Italian rider is used to finishing on the podium this year, it is likely he would take the lead if Martin was forced to miss this double-header.
We wish Jorge Martin a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back very soon.
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