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Champion Joan Mir Withdraws from German GP Due to Injury
The MotoGP world was stunned after the announcement that Joan Mir, the reigning champion, will not be participating in this weekend’s race at Sachsenring due to a fractured finger. This adds insult to injury for Honda as it has already been a challenging season for them.
Mir’s move from Suzuki hasn’t gone according to plan, and he has only scored five points so far in the current season. He crashed out of multiple races, including Portugal, Argentina sprints, both rounds in Spain and France.
The Spanish rider admitted his fear of being another victim of Honda’s difficult RC213V bike like Jorge Lorenzo and Pol Espargaro before him who also had forgettable years with the factory squad.
Honda Suffers Double Blow with Alex Rins Out Until August
LCR’s Alex Rins broke his leg during a crash at Mugello sprint race recently. Unfortunately for Honda fans, he’ll be missing out on action until August’s British GP at best.
Rins is currently Honda’s only winner this year after taking victory in Americas GP. But unfortunately suffered an injury that required an external fixator attached to his leg.
Marc Marquez Struggling Mentally With Constant Falls on Difficult Bike
With two riders down due to injuries sustained during previous races; Marc Marquez is left alone representing Honda during the German Grand Prix event.
After crashing out of Italian GP last time around ensuring no Sunday finishes for him yet this year – Marquez admits constant falls are getting “difficult” mentally because of how tough it is to ride the Honda.
With two of their top riders out due to injury, it remains to be seen how Honda will fare during this weekend’s race at Sachsenring.