Granado declared unfit following Race 1 crash in Barcelona

Saturday, 6 May 2023 14:53 GMT

The Brazilian rider crashed during the original race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya which brought out the red flags

The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship field in will be down a rider on Sunday after Eric Granado (PETRONAS MIE Racing HONDA Team) was declared unfit following his Race 1 crash at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya during the Prosecco DOC Catalunya Round. Granado had been fighting on the fringes of the points-paying positions when he crashed on the exit of Turn 11 and the entry to Turn 12 with the red flags deployed following the crash. The Brazilian rider was taken to the medical centre for a check-up following the crash and has been declared unfit for Sunday’s action with concussion, and he was transported to hospital for further checks.

Granado is competing in his first full WorldSBK campaign in 2023 with the MIE Honda team who he made his debut with in 2020 as a replacement rider. The season is proving to be difficult for Granado with no points to his name and a best finish of 17th which came last time out at Assen. However, in Barcelona, Granado took 18th place in Superpole and was running close to the points-paying position. Following his crash, Granado has been ruled out of Sunday’s action.

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