Miguel Oliveira’s Sachsenring weekend ends with crash in FP1

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The German Grand Prix at Sachsenring began on a downbeat note for Red Bull KTM Ajo, with Miguel Oliveira forced to head back to Portugal after the first practice session due to a heavy crash.

Bad luck struck Oliveira right at the start of the first session. A cold track -19ºC- and a tricky Turn 1 combined to send the Portuguese to the ground, five laps in. He suffered a break with displacement to the fourth metacarpal of his left hand, an injury which meant that he has headed back home to Portugal immediately for surgery tomorrow.

“I sincerely hope I have already used up all my bad luck for this season. It’s a shame because we were in very good form. I had not crashed since the race in Austin. I immediately noticed that something was wrong with my left hand, and the Clinica Mobile confirmed it. Today I will travel to Portugal for surgery as soon as possible. I wanted to try to ride this afternoon, but the medical team told me that it was not feasible. I want to thank the Clinica Mobile the Clinica Mobile and the team for their support and help. I hope to come back stronger than ever at Indianapolis.”

Source: Ajo

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