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Krummenacher requires two-race break to recover health

Krummenacher requires two-race break to recover health

Having suffered a ruptured spleen earlier this year 125cc rider Randy Krummenacher is to miss the trips to Indianapolis and Motegi as he continues his quest to get back to full health.

Red Bull KTM 125cc competitor Randy Krummenacher has been given permission to miss the next two rounds in the United States and Japan - in order to rest and recuperate, due to his ongoing physical problems.

The Swiss 18 year-old ruptured his spleen in a mountain bike accident near his home in Zurich back in March and required emergency surgery in order to rectify the damage. He missed the races at Jerez and Estoril and returned to action at Shanghai, but has struggled for form and fitness ever since.

Having finished 13th in the 125cc standings last year, Krummenacher currently sits 24th in the 2008 classification having managed just three point-scoring results this season. His personal management and KTM have therefore mutually agreed that a rest may be the best step forward.

Krummenacher will miss the forthcoming two rounds at Indianapolis and Motegi, before returning to the KTM factory team for the last three races of the year at Phillip Island, Sepang and Valencia.

KTM intend to field a replacement rider for the two races that Krummenacher will not contest and although no final decision has been reached, Red Bull MotoGP Academy Jonas Folger is under consideration to take his place.

German rookie Folger reached the requisite minimum Grand Prix entry age of 15 just days before he made his debut as a wildcard, representing the Academy on a KTM bike, at Brno in August – qualifying 23rd but retiring early in the Czech contest. Last time out he finished a creditable 15th at Misano in his second World Championship wildcard ride.

125cc, 2008, Randy Krummenacher, Red Bull KTM 125

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