May 25, 2024
Oliveira cleared to race in Americas GP after Marquez Portugal MotoGP crash

The Portuguese rider was wiped out by Marquez on the third lap of the opening grand prix of 2023 past thirty day period and suffered tendon damage on his suitable facet.

Oliveira was forced to miss the Argentina GP to recuperate from his injuries and flew to Austin this week to bear a health-related check out at the Circuit of the Americas on Thursday morning.

The Portuguese rider handed all those checks and has been cleared to take element in Friday’s apply classes, where he will go on to assess his exercise degrees.

Oliveira was not replaced at the Argentina GP, whilst his RNF group lobbied the FIM to situation harsher penalties in the wake of the Marquez incident.

Marquez was handed a double prolonged lap penalty to be served at the Argentina GP, but which has now been deferred to when he returns following the FIM altered the wording of its software two days soon after the Portuguese GP.

Honda has appealed this and the make any difference has been elevated to the FIM’s Courtroom of Appeals, even though Marquez remains sidelined with a hand fracture and will miss this weekend’s Americas GP.

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Miguel Oliveira, RNF MotoGP Racing, Jorge Martin, Pramac Racing crash

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Crew, Miguel Oliveira, RNF MotoGP Racing, Jorge Martin, Pramac Racing crash

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Photographs

Marquez will be changed by Honda exam rider Stefan Bradl this weekend at COTA, whilst Joan Mir will return to motion immediately after lacking the Argentina GP thanks to an ankle harm he endured in a crash on the first lap of the Rio Hondo sprint race.

Tech3 GASGAS rider Pol Espargaro remains an absentee for the foreseeable future just after struggling jaw and back again fractures in a terrible incident on the Friday of the Portuguese GP.

Just after Tech3 elected to not substitute him in Argentina out of respect, the French outfit has drafted in KTM exam rider Jonas Folger to fill in for Espargaro until the Spaniard can return.

Folger past manufactured a MotoGP start in the 2017 Aragon Grand Prix in the course of his rookie year, just before becoming compelled to withdraw from the remainder of the marketing campaign and the entirety of 2018 soon after he formulated Gilbert’s Syndrome.

A 5-race Moto2 stint in 2019 and a full Globe Superbike marketing campaign in 2021 adopted for Folger, who also served a temporary stint in 2019 as Yamaha test rider ahead of joining KTM’s roster this period.

At Ducati, check rider Michele Pirro will get Enea Bastianini’s put at the manufacturing facility squad whilst the latter carries on to get well from the broken shoulder he endured in a dash race crash in Portugal.