Speaking to Mitch Evans after today’s racing, for a short interview we will have out this week, the Australian who crashed in the opening race on Sunday has damaged his shoulder and will miss the GP of Argentina, and fortunately with the cancellation of the GP of Trentino, should be back for the Spanish GP.

While Tim Gajser was able to avoid the chaos on the first lap of the first moto, HRC team-mate Mitch Evans wasn’t quite so lucky as he was involved in a multi-rider incident that left the Australian rider with a dislocated right shoulder. It was an unfortunate end for Evans who was battling inside the top 10 when it happened and had been showing good speed during the weekend. He will have an MRI to assess the injury, and that will also give a more accurate timeline for his recovery.

“Really disappointed to be leaving here with my arm in a sling, without even managing to complete a lap. I got landed on by another rider in the downhill, which then sent me into a third rider and then I was thrown off the bike. I’ve never dislocated my shoulder before so it was quite painful but we got it put back in and now I have to have an MRI just to see exactly what damage there is. I’m hoping it won’t be too serious though and I’ll be back riding soon, and I’m already looking forward to getting back out there.”


Dan Lamb is a 12+ year journalist and the owner of MotoXAddicts.