Rins unfit for Thailand and set for surgery

The Spaniard withdrew from the Australian GP having made his return a week prior, but again has encountered injury struggles

LCR Honda Castrol's Alex Rins will not participate in the upcoming OR Grand Prix of Thailand, and is set for surgery having once again encountered injury struggles. A recent round of testing in Madrid uncovered a small hernia near his healing fibula area, causing increased discomfort in his leg.

Having broken his leg in Mugello, the Spaniard returned to action in Japan but only partook in Friday's runs. He made a full GP return in Indonesia, claiming P9 in the race before pain in his leg forced him out of Australia and it has now ruled him out of Buriram, with another surgery scheduled on Thursday to address the problem. 

Despite more setbacks, Rins took to social media to state he is happy with positive progress made: "Happy after our doctor's appointment today  The injury keeps a positive evolution. We've identified the cause of the pain and we'll undergo a small surgery to ease it. We won't be at the Thai GP but we keep working towards a full recovery."

LCR have also announced that they won't be replacing the #42 this weekend, due to the short turnaround between the Australian and Thai Grands Prix.