Lecuona declared unfit following Superpole Race crash at Misano

Sunday, 4 June 2023 10:00 GMT

Iker Lecuona will take no further part in the Emilia-Romagna Round after a crash with Danilo Petrucci in the Superpole Race

Spanish rider Iker Lecuona (Team HRC) will take no further part in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at the iconic Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” after a Lap 7 crash in the Tissot Superpole Race during the Pirelli Emilia-Romagna Round. Lecuona was battling with Danilo Petrucci (Barni Spark Racing Team) for ninth place when the pair collided at Turn 8 on Lap 7, with the red flags deployed on Lap 8 following the crash. Both were taken to the medical centre for a check-up and Lecuona was declared unfit with a left hip injury and a left ankle contusion and he is under further assessment at the medical centre.

It had been a difficult weekend for Lecuona as he only managed to finish in 15th place in Friday’s combined classification but, in Saturday’s Tissot Superpole session, he was able to take eighth place for a third row start. In Race 1, he finished in the same position and he was aiming to match or better that in the Superpole Race. While fighting Petrucci for ninth place, the pair collided with Lecuona declared unfit following checks at the medical centre.

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