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Moto3: Wrist surgery for Alex Rins

Moto3 title runner-up Alex Rins has undergone surgery on his right wrist to remove a cyst, ruling him out of this week's Jerez test.

“The procedure was performed to remove a synovial cyst hidden in the schapholunate of Rins' right wrist,” said a statement from Rins' sponsor Repsol. “The cyst also formed part of a partial scapholunate ligament injury suffered by the Spanish rider. Microsurgical techniques were used to remove the cyst and repair the ligament as a preventative measure, to thus avoid possible problems during the season.”

Rins must rest for seven days and will thus miss this week's second official pre-season test.

The Estrella Galicia 0.0 team is switching from KTM to Honda machinery for this season. Current CEV Repsol champion Fabio Quartararo will join Rins' team-mate Alex Marquez for the three-day Jerez test.

Rins was tenth fastest, but the top Honda, at last week's Valencia test. 2013 title rivals Maverick Vinales and Luis Salom have both moved to Moto2.




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Insidejob

February 17, 2014 7:38 PM

"The Estrella Galicia 0.0 team is switching from KTM to Honda machinery for this season. Current CEV Repsol champion Fabio Quartararo will join Rins' team-mate Alex Marquez for the three-day Jerez test." "Rins was tenth fastest, but the top Honda, at last week's Valencia test. 2013 title rivals Maverick Vinales and Luis Salom have both moved to Moto2." I can't believe these guys switched to Honda when they were doing so well with KTM. Jack Miller switched from Honda to KTM as did Maverick Vinales for obvious reasons. Lets hope Honda can squeeze a few more ponies out of their engine.



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