13/08/2017

All-clear for Sandrissimo, who got tangled up in a start collision

The loosing streak of Sandro Cortese doesn't seem to come to an end. Shortly after the start, the Dynavolt Intact GP rider was involved in a collision in the first corner, striking his right ankle. Luckily check-ups revealed no serious injury.

The weekend of the Austrian Grand Prix was not crowned with success for the Dynavolt Intact GP team. At first, Marcel Schrötter couldn't ride due to his freshly operated scaphoid and after meanwhile two missed races dropped down in the standings from 10th to 14th position. Then substitute rider Danny Kent had to withdraw from the weekend due to a whiplash following his crash in FP1.

All eyes were on Sandro Cortese, who secured himself the 10th spot in the starting grid for the eleventh race of the season. The Moto2 rider had a perfect start from row four and turned into the first corner from the outer line. Next to him, on the inside, Xavi Vierge crashed and pushed Fabio Quartararo out of the corner, who then collided with Sandro's side. The 27-year-old was hit hard on his right ankle, which made it impossible for him to continue the race.

An X-Ray examination in the Clinica Mobile luckily showed that nothing was broken, just a painful contusion and slightly stretched ligaments. After two days of rest, everything should be fine to attack again in Silverstone/UK in two weeks from the 25h-27th of August.

Race:
1. Franco MORBIDELLI / ITA / KALEX
2. Alex MARQUEZ / SPA / KALEX
3. Thomas LUTHI / SWI / KALEX
:
- Sandro CORTESE / GER / SUTER

WUP:
1. Franco MORBIDELLI / ITA / KALEX - 1'29.769
2. Thomas LUTHI / SWI / KALEX - 1'29.921 (+0.152)
3. Alex MARQUEZ / SPA / KALEX - 1'29.982 (+0.213)
:
17. Sandro CORTESE / GER / SUTER - 1'30.816 (+1.047)

Standings:
1. MORBIDELLI Franco / ITA / 207
2. LUTHI Thomas / SWI / 181
3. MARQUEZ Alex / SPA / 153
4. OLIVEIRA Miguel / POR / 133
5. BAGNAIA Francesco / ITA / 100
6. PASINI Mattia / ITA / 84
7. NAKAGAMI Takaaki / JPN / 79
8. CORSI Simone / ITA / 68
9. AEGERTER Dominique / SWI / 57
10. MARINI Luca / ITA / 54
11. VIERGE Xavi / SPA / 51
12. SYAHRIN Hafizh / MAL / 50
13. NAVARRO Jorge / SPA / 47
14. SCHROTTER Marcel / GER / 44
15. BALDASSARRI Lorenzo / ITA / 39
16. BINDER Brad / RSA / 38
17. QUARTARARO Fabio / FRA / 32
18. CORTESE Sandro / GER / 18
19. SIMEON Xavier / BEL / 16
20. HERNANDEZ Yonny / COL / 16

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