Cal Crutchlow to miss the third round in Argentina


Cal Crutchlow will not race at this weekend’s Argentine round of the MotoGP championship after a hand injury sustained in Austin ruled him out of the lineup.

He said- “I am very sad to let the team down like this because I was really looking forward to racing in Argentina. On Tuesday I had some scans on my hand and we saw that my finger was still dislocated from the crash and also broken so Dr. Chao decided to put a pin in to stabilise it. 

“Unfortunately I’m still feeling too much pain in my right hand, my knuckles are the most painful part and I’m not in condition to race this weekend. Now I’m going back to the UK to continue treatment and try and get ready for the race at Jerez.” 

Crutchlow will be replaced by Ducati test rider Michele Pirro for the Argentine round.