Lecuona ruled unfit for season-opener at Phillip Island following testing crash

Friday, 23 February 2024 06:50 GMT

Despite a valiant effort to compete, Iker Lecuona will not take further part in the Phillip Island weekend

The Grand Ridge Brewery Australian Round kickstarts the 2024 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship but one rider will be missing from the grid: Iker Lecuona (Team HRC). The #7 Honda rider suffered a highside during Tuesday’s test in the morning session and sustained a shoulder injury. He took to the track across the two sessions on Friday but following a further assessment after FP2, has been declared unfit for the remainder of the weekend. Last year, Lecuona achieved two top six finishes for Honda at Phillip Island in what was one of his strongest weekends of the season. Xavi Vierge (Team HRC) will be the sole factory Honda on the grid for the races.

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