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Pol Espargaro out of Thailand MotoGP test with injury

Red Bull KTM’s Pol Espargaro will miss the three-day Thailand MotoGP test this week after undergoing surgery having suffered a spine injury in a crash at the Malaysia test last month. The Spaniard suffered a hernia in his L4 vertebrae in 250km/h fall during the second day of the first official MotoGP test at Sepang ahead of the 2018 season. Despite hoping to use the two-week break in between tests to recover from the injury, Espargaro has required surgery in Barcelona to correct the damage and will now miss the test in Thailand for KTM. “Unfortunately Pol Espargaro can‘t ride his KTM RC16 at the MotoGP Thai test due to hernia in L4, probably caused at crash two weeks ago at...
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