Micheal Van Der Mark’s weekend ended in the possible way after the big crash who had in the last minute of the second session of free practice. The Dutch was victim of a violent highside which left him outside the track and he was taken immediately to the medical center. In a first moment, Michael was okay but still suffered pain in his wrist and for this reason he needed to be assessed further.
The incident he had was big and it seemed immediately that he could have fractured something but till the end everyone hoped for him to have just pain. It did not end in that way, with Michael having fractured the trapezium and radius in his right wrist, with surgery required.
That means Van Der Mark will miss the rest of Misano World SBK weekend, with the Dutch having also sustained fractures to ribs 9 and 10 to his right side and will remain under observation in hospital for 24 hours as a precautionary measure.
A real shame for Jerez Race 3 winner who seemed to be really fast and competitive in Misano also, with the possibility to fight for the victory against Jonathan Rea and Alvaro Bautista. This is a drama for the championship also, as long as we still do not know recovery time and how the surgery will affect his season.