Immediately after the Phillip Island round Alex Rins flew to Madrid to have his leg examined. In fact, the pain prevented the Spaniard from participating in the Australian Grand Prix, so much so that he threw in the towel early on.
Following the visit to the Hospital Ruber Internacional in the capital, Rins wanted to update all his fans on his condition: “Happy after our doctor's appointment today. The injury keeps a positive evolution. We've identified the cause of the pain and we'll undergo a small surgery to ease it. We won't be at the Thailand MotoGP but we keep working towards a full recovery.”
Alex will have surgery tomorrow and at Buriram he will not be replaced, so only Takaaki Nakagami will race for the LCR team.