Németh to go under the knife

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Thursday, 18 June 2009

Balatonring Team 250cc rider Balázs Németh needs an operation after crashing in a test session in Valencia.

A newcomer to the Grand Prix scene, Hungarian rider Balázs Németh has suffered a setback early in his World Championship career, after a crash at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit left him requiring surgery to treat a broken bone in his left hand.

The accident on Wednesday on the first day of two scheduled test days at the Spanish track with his employers Balatonring Team saw the rider lose control of his Aprilia RSA machine and hit the ground, causing a fracture in his left hand.

The 23 year-old has a broken fourth metacarpal bone and a dislocated fifth metacarpus, hence the decision to operate on Thursday.

Németh only recently came into the MotoGP World Championship as a replacement for his compatriot Gabor Talmacsi at Mugello, with Talmacsi parting ways with the Aspar-affiliated team and now riding in MotoGP with Scot Racing.

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