Moto3: UPDATED: Motocross strikes again! – Jonas Folger out of Catalunya race weekend.

Folger in action for Aspar
Image by Laurent Cartalade via Flickr and used under the creative commons agreement

Update:

Jonas Folger will miss the Catalunya race weekend after being declared unfit to ride after testing his wrist out in FP1. MotoGP.com confirmed this by posting “after testing right wrist in FP1 declared unfit to ride at Catalunya due to fracture sustained in training 1 week ago” during first practice to their official Twitter account.

Here’s the background to the injury, taken from my earlier post:

It seems the most common road to  injury in bike sport racing often seems to occur away from the race action while the riders are using motocross to keep fit between races. The most recent casualty is Mapfre Aspar’s Moto3 rider Jonas Folger.

The German title hopeful, currently fourth in the championship standings, went for a training ride in Mantova, Italy after the Mugello race weekend with his fellow countryman Marcel Schrotter, who currently rides in Moto2.

Speaking of the fracture he sustained last Wednesday Folger told the MotoGP.com website:

“With the bad luck I had last Wednesday, I had a silly fall and hurt myself.” He continued: “It appears as though I have cracked a bone in my right wrist, so I’m resting it in order to recover as soon as possible. I hurts a little, but it is getting better every day.”

Folger will be assessed on Friday to see if he is fit enough to compete in the Catalunya Grand Prix this weekend.

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