The first big race of the European season is set to take place this weekend with round one of the Italian Championship. Red Bull KTM’s Jeffrey Herlings was scheduled to compete along with many of the GP regulars.
This morning, promoters of the race announced that Herlings would miss the event due to a stretched wrist tendon sustained while testing in Sardinia. Per the promoters, he has been advised by doctors to rest and will travel back to Holland.
Here is the official statement:
“When we are just few hours from the start of the first big event of the season, the news of the absence of Jeffrey Herlings named in the paddock of the first round of the Internazionali d’Italia MX SDV series. The Dutch KTM factory rider, suffered the stretching of a wrist tendon during the training period in Sardinia. Back in Holland to make some check it has been advised by the doctors to rest, as a precaution.”