Mallorcan rider Joan Mir to miss Austrian GP

Rookie Mir to sit out this weekends Austrian GP. Source: Gold & Goose / LAT Images

The factory Suzuki rider has opted to sit out of the upcoming Austrian Grand Prix this weekend after sustaining injuries during a high speed crash during testing.

21 year old Mir lost control of his Suzuki GSX-RR at turn one during the post race test at Brno last weekend and slid into the air fence while his bike vaulted over the barriers into the trees.

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He was attended to by trackside medics then transferred to Brno general hospital for further checks. He was diagnosed with minor internal bruising and a swollen lung, making it difficult for the Mallorcan to breathe.

“It’s such a shame to miss this race following the incident in the Brno Test,” explained Mir, “It was a big crash and I was transferred to the hospital for further checks because I rolled through the gravel many times and took a lot of hits.”

The Spaniard was riding on the back of a string of good results as he was finally coming to grips with the big Suzuki in his first Moto GP season.

“It’s a big pity because I was feeling really good with the bike and we were completing a fantastic test. Now I have to think day by day, try to recover, and aim to be 100% for Silverstone.”


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