Alex Lowes waits for medical review to confirm Aragon race start following FP3 crash

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Monster Yamaha Tech3 team rider Alex Lowes endured a tough day at the Aragon Grand Prix after falling this morning during FP3 and injuring his left foot. An X-ray revealed that there were no broken bones, but swelling and hematoma in his foot, caused a lack of sensation and so he was forced to sit out FP4 and Qualifying.

The medical staff will review the young Briton’s condition tomorrow morning and a decision regarding his participation in his third MotoGP race will then be made.

Alex Lowes
“It’s clear to say that I am very disappointed about what happened today because I love riding the Yamaha YZR-M1 as well as racing with the Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team and at this round, I wanted to keep on improving just like I have done in the past two GP’s. With regards to the crash, I feel a bit unlucky to have fallen on the first lap, but a few other riders also did at this time in the session too. Yet, unfortunately for me it was at the fastest corner of the track and in fact, it was one of the biggest crashes of my career so I think that I am really lucky to walk away with this injury and nothing worse. I have to say sorry to the entire team and the mechanics who have all worked really hard in my full three races with them. They have been fantastic, plus they made me feel welcome. We will see what happens tomorrow morning, but it would certainly be a pity to end my MotoGP experience with Tech3 in this way.”

Source: Tech3