MotoGP | Styria GP | Johann Zarco will miss Friday’s free practices
Frenchman is forced to miss the first day of free practices at Red Bull Ring following his surgery to fix a broken scaphoid. Due to MotoGP regulations, Zarco cannot have a medical check until at least 48 hours of an operation
Johann Zarco went successfully under surgery on Wednesday in Italy to fix a broken scaphoid. Frenchman was expected to be in the paddock already from Thursday and so it was. Zarco came back for a medical check to be declared fit or unfit for the weekend, but he has to wait at least tomorrow for a decision.
Due to MotoGP regulations, Johann cannot request a health check-up until at least 48 hours of an operation, so it means that Zarco can have a check-up only tomorrow. Avintia rider is forced to miss the first day of free practices waiting for a review which will be crucial for his weekend.
Zarco’s desire is to race as said from himself on Tuesday after having recognized the fracture, but at the moment there is nothing sure yet. Anyway, Johann Zarco’s day is still full of things to do as he will have a meeting with FIM Stewards for the incident that involved him and Franco Morbidelli on Sunday.
Frenchman could even have a penalty from that, with things going from bad to worse at that point. Zarco defended himself for that move, while Franco Morbidelli and Valentino Rossi were not so sweet with him, even though they talked each other.
Both Italians asked for a penalty, with Morbidelli who will have a meeting with FIM Stewards as well to explain his version of the crash. A busy day for the race director, who will face Miguel Oliveira and Pol Espargaro as well as both KTM rider crashed during the Austrian GP due to a collision.