Miguel Oliveira To Miss Argentina Grand Prix - MotoGP Grid Down To 18
Miguel Oliveira has been ruled out of the following round of the Argentina Grand Prix. The Portuguese rider sustained a leg injury when he was hit by Marc Marquez on the third lap of the full race at the opening round at Portimão.
The absence of Oliveira brings the number of MotoGP riders out of the second round of the series to four. Pol Espargaro suffered a fractured vertebra and fractured jaw during practice on Friday. Enea Bastianini broke a shoulder blade during the sprint race on Saturday, when Luca Marini lost the front and wiped out the bike of Bastianini. And Marc Marquez suffered a fractured thumb in the crash he caused when he blocked the front and hit Jorge Martin and Miguel Oliveira.
The press release from the RNF Aprilia team appears below:
Injury forces Miguel Oliveira to sit out Argentina Grand Prix