Pol Espargarò will not race at Valencia. After yesterday's bad accident in FP3, medical examinations ruled out any fractures for the Spaniard, who however suffered major bruises on the right side of the body, especially to his ribcage. This morning, after an assessment of his condition, it was decided not to participate in today's race.
With the absence of Marc Marquez, the factory Honda team will now not have any riders on the track. This hasn't happened since 1992, when Mick Doohan and Wayne Gardner both got injured in free practice at Assen.