Michael van der Mark will miss the remainder of the Misano World Superbike round following his heavy high-side at the end of the second practice session suffering concussion and a right wrist fracture amongst his list of injuries in the off.

The Pata Yamaha rider topped FP2 and on his final lap he was launched into a huge high-side at the final corner, landing heavily on the kerbs, which triggered a red-flag stoppage.

After being taken to the Misano medical centre by ambulance, the Dutch rider was transported to Rimini hospital after being diagnosed with polytrauma, concussion, a right wrist fracture and right rib fractures.

His Pata Yamaha squad has confirmed van der Mark will require surgery on his right wrist fracture and will also remain under observation in hospital for the next 24 hours as a precaution.

It marks a painful premature end to a promising weekend for van der Mark having won the final Jerez race last time out and topping Friday practice at Misano.

The timeframe of van der Mark’s recovery remains unclear until he undergoes surgery but the Dutch rider will miss the Misano round and is already a major doubt for the upcoming Donington Park (July 5-7) and Laguna Seca (July 12-14) rounds. Van der Mark’s participation in the Suzuka 8 Hours could also be under threat with the iconic endurance race taking place on July 26-28.

 

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