Pramac Racing’s Francesco Bagnaia and LCR Honda Castrol’s Cal Crutchlow have been passed fit for this weekend’s Gran Premio Lenovo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, the MotoGP™ duo undergoing fitness tests on Thursday afternoon at the circuit.
It’s a welcome return to his GP20 for Bagnaia who missed the Czech, Austrian and Styrian GPs through injury after crashing in Free Practice in Brno, which saw the Italian sustain a right tibia fracture. The Italian will be relishing the chance to get down to business on home soil.
Crutchlow comes into the first Misano weekend after undergoing an arm pump operation just a few days ago, having tackled a fractured scaphoid for the whole season since his Spanish GP Warm Up crash. In his media debrief on Thursday, Crutchlow admitted he’s had problems with fluid build-up in his right arm since the operation, and the British rider said he’ll be assessing his condition after the opening 45-minute stint at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
Elsewhere, a number of Moto2™, Moto3™ and FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup riders have been passed fit for the action in San Marino. Those include Hafizh Syahrin (Oceanica Aspar Team), Khairul Idham Pawi (Petronas Sprinta Racing) and Niki Tuuli (Avant Ajo MotoE), with Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Tech3) and Jesko Raffin (NTS RW Racing GP) also set to find out if they are fit to ride or not this weekend before the end of play on Thursday.
Tune in at 09:00 local time (GMT+2) to see Friday morning’s action in San Marino.