Scans revealed that the 2020 world champion, who was previously injured in Argentina, had damaged the fifth finger on his right hand.

‘Due to the high-speed and demanding nature of the Mugello Circuit, Joan Mir and the Repsol Honda Team have decided to withdraw from the remainder of the event,’ said a team statement.

The injury continues a miserable start to Mir’s Honda career, with his only points to date courtesy of an eleventh place in the Portimao season opener, leaving him just 21st in the standings.

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