Van den Goorbergh breaks his wrist in Australia, Espargaro only avoids wallabies
Moto2 driver Zonta van den Goorbergh broke his left wrist during the first free practice session for the Australian Grand Prix. So the 16-year-old from Brabant has to skip the race at Phillip Island on Sunday.
After racing in Australia, this season is set to kick off only Malaysia and Valencia, which will end on November 6. It is unclear if Van den Goerberg can still play in those matches.
Van den Gorberg, in his first season in Moto2, went early in training. Many drivers suffered from high winds. An investigation at the Circuit Medical Center showed the young driver from Breda – the son of former top driver Jürgen van den Gorberg – broke his left wrist.
Earlier this year we reported with Zonta van den Goorbergh about the TT at Assen.
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In his first year in Moto2, Van den Goorbergh couldn’t take a single point in the World Cup. Bo Bendsneyder, the other Dutchman in Moto2, does better with 74 points. He is the fourteenth in the tournament.
Wallaby on the right track
It was Alex Espargaro’s fault, too. The MotoGP rider was racing around the track in Aprilia at 200kph, when he suddenly flipped and lapped over the track.
The Spaniard, who is third in the World Cup with 20 points, is ahead of the leader, Fabio Quartararo, He miraculously escaped a collision with the unsuspecting beast.
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