Aleix Espargarò had to deal with inflammation in his right arm in Portimão, which forced him to stop his work on the track ahead of time on both days. In an interview with our colleagues at Sky Sport MotoGP, the Spaniard rider confirmed that he would undergo tests at the Dexeus clinic, where he’ll probably have surgery tomorrow morning.
The surgery will be less invasive than the treatment for compartment syndrome and should allow Aleix to be able to race in the first Grand Prix of the season in Portimão on March 26th. Aleix said the enormous downforce generated by the current MotoGP bikes was probably one of the potential causes of the physical stress that then created the problem with his arm. This is what he said: