News 14 Jun 2023

Recovering Mir sidelined from upcoming German GP

Marquez to be sole Repsol Honda Team rider at the Sachsenring.

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It has been a challenging start to the campaign of Joan Mir with the Repsol Honda Team in 2023 and the former MotoGP world champion will be sidelined from the German GP this weekend as he recovers from a practice two crash at Mugello.

The incident ruled Mir out from the remainder of the Italian GP, and upon further examination since returning home, the decision was made for Mir to sit out competition at the Sachsenring this weekend.

“Upon returning home, Joan Mir underwent an MRI at the Centre dā€™Imatge Diagnostica de la Dra. Cuesta in Andorra,” a statement from the Repsol Honda Team read. “It revealed a significant contusion on his right hand with synovial fluid and inflammation, limiting the strength and mobility of his right hand.

“Taking into consideration the results of the MRI, Mir will not participate in the German GP. He will travel to Palma to visit his trusted traumatologist, Dr. Juan Garcias, to evaluate the best treatment and recovery plan of the injury to his right hand, in order to return as soon as possible. He will not be replaced for the German GP.”

Mir – currently 24th in the MotoGP World Championship – joins fellow Honda rider Alex Rins on the sidelines this weekend, the LCR Honda Castrol contender is set for a second surgery on a broken leg sustained in a sprint race fall at Mugello and will also be absent from the Dutch TT at Assen later this month.