Pol Espargarò will not race at the Austria GP, the home round for KTM. The Spanish rider hurt himself during warm-up at Brno. His fractured shoulder is less serious than first thought and he will not require surgery, but Pol will nevertheless remain in hospital all week.
"Pol was checked in Barcelona on Monday morning and we had the positive news that he wouldn't need surgery - explains Mike Leitner, KTM team manager - There was also no damage to other bones or to his spine. He will have another check this week when the swelling has reduced. Pol needs to rest and we’ll have to keep assessing and controlling his situation as he has a lot of neck pain. He’ll stay in hospital until the end of the week so for sure he will not make the Grand Prix at Spielberg.”