Nightmare Day For Aprilia As Two of Three Riders Injured in MotoGP
PODIUM FOR VIÑALES, CRASHES AND FRACTURES FOR ESPARGARÓ AND SAVADORI

In line with the performance he demonstrated on Friday, Maverick Viñales finished Q2 with the third spot on the grid. After a good start in the sprint race, the Spanish rider maintained third place, taking home his fifth podium of the year – his fourth in the sprint race.

Aleix Espargaró, after starting from the fifth spot on the grid, battled with the group contending for fifth. Unfortunately, on the final lap, the Spanish rider suffered a bad crash. After the accident, he underwent an X-ray of the right hand that showed a simple fracture at the metacarpal 5, confirmed by the CT scan. He will undergo a medical check tomorrow before the warm up.

Outstanding qualifiers for Lorenzo Savadori as well who, as a wild card, took the eighteenth spot on the grid. During the sixth lap, the Italian rider also crashed. After the accident, he was taken to hospital in Assen due to severe pain in his back. Savadori underwent a further clinical and instrumental examination that showed multiple fractures of the transverse processes in lumbar tract of the spine. Savadori is unfit for the race.
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