The Italian GP: Alex Rins Suffers a Broken Leg in Sprint Crash
In an unfortunate incident that went unnoticed by TV cameras, LCR Honda rider Alex Rins crashed on the fourth lap of the sprint race at the Italian Grand Prix. The crash resulted in a broken right leg for Rins who was conscious throughout and was immediately taken to the circuit medical center.
Further tests showed that Rins had suffered fractures to both his tibia and fibula, ruling him out of not just the remainder of this weekend’s races but also possibly the next two rounds as well – Sachsenring and Assen. This is indeed bad news for Honda fans as former Suzuki teammate Joan Mir has already withdrawn from this weekend’s event due to injury.
Rins Out for Triple-Header following Americas GP win in April
Alex Rins is currently tenth on MotoGP riders’ world championship table and one of Honda’s top performers, largely thanks to his stunning victory at America’s GP earlier this year. With three back-to-back races coming up, it remains to be seen whether or not he will be able to recover fully before then.
Ducati Win with Francesco Bagnaia taking first place
Francesco Bagnaia emerged victorious ahead of title rival Marco Bezzecchi in Sunday’s hotly contested sprint race at Mugello Circuit. The Ducati rider put together an impressive performance, crossing the finish line almost half a second ahead of Bezzecchi despite being under immense pressure throughout most parts of the race.