Gerloff and Oettl declared fit to compete at Misano

Thursday, 9 June 2022 10:40 GMT

Both riders sustained injuries during the Estoril Round but will be back on track in Italy after passing their medical checks

After sustaining injuries during the Estoril Round, both Garrett Gerloff (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) and Philipp Oettl (Team Goeleven) will be back on track in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship for the Pirelli Emilia-Romagna Round at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”. Both riders crashed at Turn 13 last time out at Estoril and will now return to action in Italy after recovering from their injuries between the two rounds.

Gerloff crashed at Turn 13 in Free Practice 3 and was diagnosed with a deep wound/abrasion on his left knee, which forced him out of the remainder of the Estoril Round. The American had shown good pace prior to that, topping Free Practice 1 and finishing fourth in Free Practice 2. Gerloff was able to use the time between rounds to recover and will now have his sights set on taking his first podium of the 2022 season.

Oettl’s crash at the same corner came at the end of Free Practice 2 and he was diagnosed with a right collar bone fracture following the crash. Oettl underwent surgery between the rounds and has now been declared fit for the Emilia-Romagna Round as he looks to continue his fine form in his rookie WorldSBK campaign. Misano is a circuit he knows well from his WorldSSP days, where he claimed two sixth-place finishes in 2021.

In WorldSSP, Andy Verdoia (GMT94 Yamaha) has been declared fit along with Patrick Hobelsberger (Kallio Racing). Tom Booth-Amos (Prodina Racing WorldSSP), who was injured in a crash at Assen and declared unfit for Estoril after attempting to come back, will be reassessed after Friday’s FP2 session.

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