Espargaro may return to racing in August

Espargaro may return to racing in August

The worst-case scenario is that Espargaro might not make a comeback until August after the summer break.

Pol Espargaro suffered several fractures and a lung injury at the end of March after what seemed to be a crash during the second practice session of the Portuguese Grand Prix.

The GASGAS Tech3 rider spent several days in the hospital undergoing surgery for the injuries in which some were serious and need some time to fully heal. As a result, the return of the #44 has still not been given a projected time frame, and it might not occur for a few more weeks.

The worst-case scenario, according to, is that Espargaro might not make a comeback until August, following the summer break.

The projection that Espargaro would race again on his RC16 at the Kazakhstan Grand Prix in July or in the middle of June is less pessimistic but GasGas Tech3 and KTM still have some hope.

There is no question that Espargaro’s recuperation will take a while. He also has a complicated fracture in his right jaw in addition to two broken vertebrae and lung contusions that have reduced his lung volume and breathing ability, necessitating the use of a mobile ventilator.

Espargaro will likely need to recover from his injury and spend some time away from the track even when he is physically capable of riding a MotoGP bike. In the meanwhile, Jonas Folger is going to fill his seat starting this weekend’s GP of the Americas.

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