Mallorcan rider Joan Mir to miss Austrian GP

Rookie Mir to sit out this weekends Austrian GP. Source: Gold & Goose / LAT Images

The factory Suzuki rider has opted to sit out of the upcoming Austrian Grand Prix this weekend after sustaining injuries during a high speed crash during testing.

21 year old Mir lost control of his Suzuki GSX-RR at turn one during the post race test at Brno last weekend and slid into the air fence while his bike vaulted over the barriers into the trees.

He was attended to by trackside medics then transferred to Brno general hospital for further checks. He was diagnosed with minor internal bruising and a swollen lung, making it difficult for the Mallorcan to breathe.

“It’s such a shame to miss this race following the incident in the Brno Test,” explained Mir, “It was a big crash and I was transferred to the hospital for further checks because I rolled through the gravel many times and took a lot of hits.”

The Spaniard was riding on the back of a string of good results as he was finally coming to grips with the big Suzuki in his first Moto GP season.

“It’s a big pity because I was feeling really good with the bike and we were completing a fantastic test. Now I have to think day by day, try to recover, and aim to be 100% for Silverstone.”

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