GASGAS’ Pol Espargaro to Miss Italian GP

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The GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3 team will have to wait a little longer for the return of the flying Spaniard

Pol Espargaro’s hoped for return to the MotoGP fray at this coming weekend’s Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley will now be delayed.

The Spaniard has been rehabbing since his fall during the practice and quali program for the 2023 season-opener at the Algarve International Circuit in Portugal in March. The main issue has been a back injury, which still has a small edema issue around the vertebrae that needs treatment.

The timing is not good for both the rider and team as the date in Italy is immediately followed by a journey to Sachsenring for the Liqui Moly Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland and then the TT Circuit Assen for the Motul TT Assen for a MotoGP ‘triple header’ before the summer break.

“I was really looking forward to getting back on my bike but, as I said from the beginning, the final decision would be made for me by the doctors and they asked me to wait a few more days,” said Espargaro.

“My original plan was to return for one of these next three races before the summer break and this continues to be the idea. The most important thing is to be physically ready, and this call means I have a few more days to keep working at home and arrive in the best form possible and as soon as possible.”

In the meantime, Jonas Folger will continue to take Espargaro’s place until the Spaniard can return to full circuit racing.

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