German Grand Prix: Alex Rins (fractured wrist) withdraws

German Grand Prix: Alex Rins (fractured wrist) withdraws

The injury, which has been going on since the beginning of June, forced the Spaniard to end his career.

Spaniard Alex Rins (Suzuki) is out of the remaining weekends of the German motorcycle Grand Prix, his team announced on Saturday, after suffering a broken wrist in early June. “Following discussions with his team and Suzuki management, Alex Rins has taken the decision not to compete in the remainder of the German Grand Prix weekend at the Sachsenring”, the Japanese manufacturer said in a press release issued shortly before the start of the fourth – and final – free practice session of the weekend. Following Thursday’s final positive medical report, Rins took part in free practice on Friday and Saturday morning, but opted to sit out the final practice and qualifying scheduled for 2.10pm this afternoon.

Therefore, he will not take part in the race, which will start on Sunday at 14:00 local time (12:00 GMT). “To avoid aggravating his injury and ensure a full return as soon as possible”Suzuki explained.

The Suzuki rider, seventh in the championship, broke his wrist in a violent crash with Italy’s Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) and Japan’s Takaaki Nakagami at the start of the Catalunya Grand Prix in early June. “Today my hand and wrist feel worse than yesterday and I was in a lot of pain when I tried to do a fast lap, so I don’t feel fit to compete.”, – admitted the pilot. The aim now is to return for the Dutch Grand Prix next weekend in Assen.

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