|Archive photo - Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo ahead of Suzuki's Joan Mir in the MotoGP Grand Prix de Catalunya race June 6, 2021. (BORNEOTRIBUN/AFP/LLUIS GENE)|
BorneoTribun, Austria- 2020 world champion Joan Mir has injured his right leg ligament after falling at Turn 4 of the Red Bull Ring on the first stage of the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday.
The Suzuki rider will suffer a follow-up medical on Monday to determine the extent of the injury.
Mir hit a highside and bounced off his bike before landing hard in the clay. An original medical check at the circuit revealed the Spaniard's ligament damage.
" I had a bad accident at Turn 4. I lost hinder grip and there was a highside. It could be worse than that, I feel lucky," Mir said in an sanctioned Suzuki platoon statement.
" original checks showed a number of fractures and fractures in my ankle. hereafter I'll have farther checks and an MRI."
Mir knocked out of the main title competition this season after he was ranked 12th standings with a collection of 77 points.
MotoGP will continue to Misano on September 4.
Meanwhile, Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia is feeling the stylish moment of his MotoGP career after picking up a chapeau- trick of three successive triumphs this season in Austria to keep expedients of winning the 2022 world title alive.
Bagnaia held on to third in the standings but cut the gap to catch up with his main rival, Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo who's still in control by a 44- point periphery. (yk/ant)