Formula 1
01 Nov
-
03 Nov
Event finished
14 Nov
-
17 Nov
FP1 in
16 Hours
:
22 Minutes
:
31 Seconds
MotoGP
01 Nov
-
03 Nov
Event finished
15 Nov
-
17 Nov
FP1 in
11 Hours
:
17 Minutes
:
31 Seconds
NASCAR Cup
08 Nov
-
10 Nov
Event finished
15 Nov
-
17 Nov
First Practice in
22 Hours
:
57 Minutes
:
31 Seconds
IndyCar
20 Sep
-
22 Sep
Event finished
WEC
08 Nov
-
10 Nov
Event finished
12 Dec
-
14 Dec
FP1 in
27 days
Formula E
R
Ad Diriyah E-prix
22 Nov
-
23 Nov
Next event in
7 days
R
Santiago E-prix
17 Jan
-
18 Jan
Next event in
63 days

Binder to skip Austin Moto2 round after surgery

shares
comments
Binder to skip Austin Moto2 round after surgery
By:
Apr 13, 2017, 7:39 PM

Reigning Moto3 champion Brad Binder will skip the third round of the Moto2 season in Austin, as the South African's arm injury required further surgery.

Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Ajo
Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Ajo
Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Ajo
Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Ajo
Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Ajo
Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Ajo

The Ajo KTM rider broke his left arm at the end of the 2016 season during testing at Valencia, which required a surgery, and he missed the first pre-season test of the 2017 season.

Binder admitted his injury put him on the back foot in the early stages of the season, which started with a 20th place in Qatar.

He felt discomfort during the subsequent round in Argentina, where he battled to a ninth-place finish, and it was discovered the plate applied to the injury moved.

Binder had undergone further surgery on Thursday afternoon in Barcelona, and has been ruled out from competing at Austin, and his return in an following round is yet to be confirmed.

Regular MotoGP surgeon Dr Xavier Mir said: "Today we operated on Brad Binder, who had suffered a loosening of the plate on his left forearm.

"The operation consisted of three phases: The first, removing the old plate, which had lost the pronator axis. Secondly, we placed a new plate with the correct axis of the radius, so that it could do twisting movements.

"Finally, a graft removed from his arm to wrap around the old fracture and ensure that the bone heals as soon as possible.

"He will remain in hospital for between 24 and 48 hours and we believe that he will be able to begin recovery exercises in three weeks."

The Ajo KTM team has yet to announce who will replace Binder in Austin, although long-time Moto2 rider Ricky Cardus was called up to fill in for the South African when he was unavailable during testing.

Next article
Argentina Moto2: Morbidelli wins again as Marquez crashes

Previous article

Argentina Moto2: Morbidelli wins again as Marquez crashes

Next article

Cardus to replace injured Binder for Austin Moto2 round

Cardus to replace injured Binder for Austin Moto2 round
Load comments