The top of the timesheets and a great pace could have been the good news of the day, but a crash on the last quick-lap attempt in FP2 has dramatically changed the outcome of the Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky for Kömmerling Gresini Moto3’s Gabriel Rodrigo. A highside at Turn 1 resulted – after medical scans performed by Clinica Mobile – in yet another right-collarbone fracture but also in a pelvic fracture.
#breakingnews @gabrirodrigo19 won’t take part to the rest of the #CzechGP due to a double fracture (right collarbone and pelvis). The Argentine rider will fly Today to Barcelona for further checks. pic.twitter.com/tzBGwLhczS— Gresini Racing (@GresiniRacing) August 2, 2019
Now officially ruled out of the Czech GP, the Argentine will make his return to Barcelona where a further medical evaluation – and possible surgery – are scheduled at the Quiron Dexeus clinic.
Rodrigo: “The season doesn’t seem to get better and thus double fracture is the worst possible news. We were doing really well but we paid a big price for this mistake. Now we fly to Barcelona and hopefully the recovery won’t take too long. I want to apologise to the team, who deserved a lot better this weekend as well.”