Alex Rins withdraws from the Japanese GP

The Spaniard made his return to action after a prolonged injury absence, but unfortunately, Motegi has come just too soon for the LCR rider

Alex Rins has decided to withdraw from the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, citing pain in his right leg as the reason. The LCR Honda Castrol rider suffered a leg break during the Italian GP Tissot Sprint, and after an extended absence, he made every effort to return to his MotoGP™ machine this weekend. Unfortunately for the Spaniard, Motegi has come too soon as he now targets further recovery time.

Taking to social media, his team posted: "Alex Rins has been declared unfit due to the pain he’s felt today on the right leg while testing on track. We are proud of his efforts, thanks for trying Alex!"

HAving participated in both FP1 and Practice, Rins can now target a full comeback at the Indonesian Grand Prix in a fortnight's time.  

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