Luca Marini Suffered a Wrist Injury in French GP Crash
Mooney VR46 Racing Team has announced that Luca Marini suffered a right wrist injury during his scuffle with Alex Marquez (Gresini Racing) at the French GP. Marquez was uninjured in the incident. It does not appear that the injury will keep Marini out of the Italian Grand Prix in 3 weeks time. The Mooney VR46 team released the following tweet describing the issue.
Luca Marini currently sits 6th in the championship. We speculate that he will not want to let an injury he prevent him from scoring points in Italy. Northern Italy has seen mass flooding recently due to record seasonal rains. We’ve already seen a cancellation of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix for Formula 1. That circuit resides 1 hour north of Mugello. Mugello did not experience the major flooding that is plaguing Emilia Romagna, Bologna. We anticipate that as we move into the summer months the rain will be a non factor in June.
The team reports that Marini injured the trapezius bone in his right wrist. The Italian team stated that Marini will be monitored in an ongoing fashion. They will determine if there are any set backs as we approach the upcoming Italian Grand Prix. The race weekend will take place June 9-11th at Mugello.
Injuries Ahead of Mugello
Marini as well as championship leader Francesco Bagnaia suffered injuries in France. Bagnaia (Ducati) and Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing) were involved in an incident that resulted in Bagnaia breaking his ankle. The team posted an update on his condition stating, “[Bagnaia] was still feeling some pain in his right ankle, after last Sunday’s crash in France, he underwent further checks in Misano, which found a small partial talus bone fracture. This minor injury will not prevent his participation in the next Italian GP,” in a recent tweet update. All in all, we hope to see both riders back on the grid in Italy.
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