Rins out of Catalan MotoGP with broken arm

Suzuki MotoGP rider Alex Rins has been ruled out of the Catalan Grand Prix after breaking the radius bone in his right arm on Thursday during a training incident.

Rins out of Catalan MotoGP with broken arm

Rins was training on his push bike on the Barcelona circuit on Thursday when he fell and broke his right arm.

After an examination at the Universitari Dexeus Hospital in Barcelona, Rins was declared unfit and will sit out his home round in Barcelona.

His fracture has been set and he will undergo surgery on Friday to correct the injury.

This comes as a huge blow to Rins’ title hopes, having come to the Catalan GP weekend following four-successive race crashes which have cast him 82 points adrift of Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo at the top of the standings.

A brief statement from Suzuki read: “Alex Rins has been ruled out of his home GP after a cycling accident.

“The Team Suzuki Ecstar rider will unfortunately have to sit out the Grand Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya due to an unfortunate accident he suffered while training this morning with his bicycle on track.

“The Spaniard fell during a training lap and as a result he suffered damage to his right arm, with a large contused area and a lot of pain.

“He was quickly taken to Barcelona’s Universitari Dexeus Hospital for further examination and medical checks revealed a fracture in the radius bone.

“The fracture was immobilised and tomorrow morning he will undergo surgery to fix it.

“More information to be given in future updates.”

Alex Rins, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Alex Rins, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Suzuki has since confirmed it will not field a replacement for Rins, despite test rider Sylvain Guintoli being on site in Barcelona for BT Sport and will ride in the post-race test on Monday.

Read Also:

"It's a shame what happened today,” Rins said.

“I really wanted to race here in Montmelo and to have a solid performance to get back on track after some tough races.

“Tomorrow I will undergo surgery and then we'll talk about timings for the recovery.
“In any case we will work really hard to get the feeling back as soon as possible and try to return quickly.

“I don't know yet if I'll be ready for the German GP but I will work hard to be fit by then. Thank you for the messages of support.”

Rins won’t have long to recover before the German GP at the Sachsenring on 20 June before the series heads to Assen a week later.

This is the second season in succession Rins has been forced to miss races due to injury, having been forced out of last year’s Spanish GP when he broke his shoulder in a qualifying crash.

shares
comments

Related video

Espargaro “doesn’t understand” why Dovizioso won’t commit to Aprilia MotoGP seat

Previous article

Espargaro “doesn’t understand” why Dovizioso won’t commit to Aprilia MotoGP seat

Next article

Petrucci “can’t be sad” if 2021 is his final MotoGP season

Petrucci “can’t be sad” if 2021 is his final MotoGP season
Load comments
Why Quartararo’s Catalunya suit penalty highlights a wider issue in MotoGP Plus

Why Quartararo’s Catalunya suit penalty highlights a wider issue in MotoGP

OPINION: Fabio Quartararo racing with his leather suit open and subsequent penalty has been the main talking point of the Catalunya MotoGP weekend, which has highlighted a wider issue with MotoGP’s stewarding that risks a negative precedent going forward

MotoGP
Jun 8, 2021
How MotoGP’s “beast” tamers bounced back at Catalunya Plus

How MotoGP’s “beast” tamers bounced back at Catalunya

The expectation on KTM to replicate its winning form from 2020 this season made its difficult start to the new MotoGP campaign even more disappointing. But a key update has seen KTM's fortunes reversed over the last week and returned it to the top step of the podium in Barcelona

MotoGP
Jun 7, 2021
The signs that point to Rossi's MotoGP retirement Plus

The signs that point to Rossi's MotoGP retirement

It's not been a happy start to 2021 for Valentino Rossi at the Petronas SRT satellite squad, with performances that are a shadow of the rider that utterly dominated MotoGP at the start of the new millennium. At the age of 42, how much longer can he go on?

MotoGP
May 19, 2021
Why the most significant Le Mans MotoGP performance wasn't Miller's Plus

Why the most significant Le Mans MotoGP performance wasn't Miller's

Hot on the heels of his first MotoGP win in five years, Jack Miller made it two from two with a commanding French Grand Prix victory at Le Mans despite two long-lap penalties. Impressive though it was, it was an expectation-defying performance from an anticipated title rival that was the real standout

MotoGP
May 17, 2021
The impossible problem Honda faces with its 2021 MotoGP bike Plus

The impossible problem Honda faces with its 2021 MotoGP bike

Honda hasn’t enjoyed an easy start to the 2021 MotoGP campaign, despite gains last season which looked to have carried over into the pre-season. Now admitting it does have issues in serious need of resolving, it faces an almost impossible task in doing so

MotoGP
May 11, 2021
How Jerez underlined MotoGP's speed problem Plus

How Jerez underlined MotoGP's speed problem

The brutal nature of a series of crashes at Jerez has reopened the debate about whether current MotoGP speeds are beyond the safety limits of the tracks. But even if riders are supportive of the move, getting the manufacturers to find a consensus on how speed reductions should be achieved may be altogether harder

MotoGP
May 4, 2021
How a Crutchlow helped Miller to Jerez MotoGP redemption Plus

How a Crutchlow helped Miller to Jerez MotoGP redemption

Jack Miller’s tough start to life as a factory Ducati MotoGP rider left him mentally battered and bruised, but a pep talk and positive reinforcement from a surprising source aided the Australian to show his full potential with victory at the Spanish Grand Prix

MotoGP
May 3, 2021
What does Marc Marquez have to do to get back to his best? Plus

What does Marc Marquez have to do to get back to his best?

Following his resounding MotoGP return with a seventh place finish in Portugal, Marc Marquez now must work to rediscover his best form before turning his attention towards results-based targets

MotoGP
Apr 20, 2021