Van der Mark led but was injured after a sharp fall

The Dutchman has suffered a break in the trapezius and the radius of his right wrist and fractures in the ribs 9 and 10 of his right side. Bautista was 3rd.


The Italy Superbikes event has kicked off this Friday with the dispute of the first two free practice sessions. The great protagonist in this first day, for totally different reasons, was Michael van der Mark. The Yamaha rider was the fastest in the Misano circuit but he suffered a strong fall that caused several injuries will make you miss the rest of the weekend.

First the good. The Dutchman finished in second position in the Free 1 after achieving a time of 1: 36.225 but at the end of day he managed to reach the first position thanks to the 1: 36.021 that marked in the 2. Free Jonathan Rea marked the best time of the Free 1 with a time of 1: 36.029, a record that he could not overcome in the second session of the day and that make him be second. For his part, Alvaro Bautista has been third after the two trainings to mark his best time of 1: 36.156 in the second session of Libres.

As for the other Spaniard who competes in Superbikes, Jordi Torres finished 17th in the first session after to mark a time of 1: 37.626, but at the end of the day managed to climb up to the fourteenth position to improve that record and get a time of 1: 37.109.

Now comes the bad. The Dutch driver suffered a spectacular fall seconds before finishing the Free 2 that will make him miss the rest of the weekend. Your team, Yamaha Racing, has informed through its Twitter account that the Dutchman has suffered "a break in the trapeze and the radius of his right wrist in the accident of FP2" and that the radio fracture "will require surgery ".

In addition, Van der Mark also suffered " fractures in ribs 9 and 10 of his right side ". "The winner of the Jerez race will remain under observation in the hospital for 24 hours as a precaution", adds the Japanese team.



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