MotoGP News – Johann Zarco to miss Friday practice

Avintia Ducati rider Johann Zarco will not compete in the two practice sessions on Friday for the Styrian GP as he did not meet the requirements to do a medical test.

Last weekend in the Austrian Grand Prix Johann Zarco was involved in a 300km/h crash with Franco Morbidelli. Following the crash Zarco believed he was uninjured bar some burns and bruises, however in the following days it was confirmed that Zarco broke his right scaphoid.

On Wednesday Zarco underwent surgery in Italy before returning to Austria Thursday for the StyrianGP. Originally believing he could have a medical test Thursday and ride on Friday.

The issue is, a rider cannot request a health check-up until at least 48 hours of an operation, therefore, Zarco cannot be confirmed as ‘fit to ride.’

Once the 48 hours are up which will be Friday afternoon, Zarco can request a fitness test, if he passes he can compete in Saturday’s sessions.

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