Lecuona injured after Jerez testing crash on Team HRC debut

Friday, 17 December 2021 08:46 GMT

The Spanish rider had a crash at Turn 12 at Jerez on the second of three days of testing in Spain, forcing him to miss the third day

After a successful first day of MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship testing for Iker Lecuona (Team HRC), the Spanish rider’s test came to a premature end on day two of three at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto. Lecuona was getting his first taste of the CBR1000RR-R machine following his switch from MotoGP™ but will now miss the final day of the three-day test through injury.

Lecuona suffered a fall at Turn 12, the fast right-hander of Curva Ferrari, with the Spanish rider hit his left hand in the fall and was taken to the medial centre for a thorough check-up. Tests ruled out any serious injuries but Lecuona was diagnosed with a fracture to the little finger on his left hand.

Team HRC’s new recruit will therefore miss the third day of action in southern Spain, with doctors planning to check on Lecuona’s injury in the next few days. Teammate Xavi Vierge, forming an all-rookie line-up for Honda, will continue testing as planned on Friday as Honda look to gather as much information as possible.

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