Izan guevara Set To Miss First Two Grand Prixs of 2023
Moto3 World Champion Izan Guevara will miss the first two race weekends of the year in Portugal and Argentina. The Spaniard is showing symptoms of arm pump.
The Aspar team announced on Wednesday that Moto3 World Champion Izan Guevara will miss at least the first two Grand Prix weekends of the 2023 season.
The young Spaniard is showing symptoms of arm pump and has been diagnosed with a triangular ligament injury.
Guevara had already raised questions at the last Moto2 test in Portimao with a rather disappointing performance. The injury explains the drop in lap times compared to the Jerez test the week before.
The 18-year-old had become Moto3 World Champion in 2022 in a dominant fashion and is considered one of the biggest talents of the current Moto2 roster.
According to Aspar’s publications on Social Media, the Spaniard will miss at least the first two race weekends. He is set to be replaced by Jordi Torres.
🚨🚨🚨 @IzanGuevara28 to miss the start of the season due to injury 🚨🚨🚨— Aspar Team 👑👑👑 (@AsparTeam) March 22, 2023
He had medical test which revealed findings compatible with chronic arm pump and a triangular ligament injury. He will be out for at least the first two GPs of the season.
Get well soon, Izan! pic.twitter.com/cfhoR7zUgP
The 2013 Moto2 race winner is a two-time MotoE world champion and will compete for the Openbank Aspar Team in 2023. Whether the Spaniard can adequately replace his compatriot remains to be seen.