Mahias to sit out remainder of 2021 WorldSBK season through injury

Saturday, 25 September 2021 09:09 GMT

A broken scaphoid at Assen in Race 1 has left Mahias with a wrist impairment, resulting in the Frenchman being left no choice but to heal up 100% before returning to racing

The 2021 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship is entering its final stages but unfortunately, the season is already over for Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing), with the 2021 WorldSBK rookie sitting out the rest of the season through injury. The Frenchman suffered a fast crash at Assen in Race 1 back at the end of July, which left him with a broken left scaphoid.

Since Mahias’ Assen crash, the 2017 World Supersport Champion has been in action, although he’s not been able to finish in the top ten like he had been able to on three occasions prior to his injury. Mahias’ rookie campaign has seen him feature strongly in Tissot Superpole, although his pace hasn’t always transcended into race pace.

Mahias is currently 14th in the standings on 44 points, one ahead of fellow rookie Kohta Nozane (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team). He is fourth in the Independent Riders’ Championship standings. Mahias’ replacement will be announced in due course by the team. Everyone in WorldSBK wishes Mahias a quick and full recovery, and we look forward to seeing him come back stronger in the future.

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