Fast MotoGP News: Bradl's Operation, Abraham's New Bike

Bradl Crashing at Sepang 1 photo
Here's some post-race news from the MotoGP camp. First of all, Stefan Bradl's surgery was successful, and that's really good to hear form his team.
Bradl was forced to skip the Malaysian round after crashing in the practice sessions and was diagnosed with a transversal fracture of the right malleolus (ankle). He needed two screws to keep the bone back together and helping it heal faster.

Bradl was released from the Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Center hospital on Sunday afternoon and will have to deal with the physiotherapists until Thursday. The medical check-up at Phillip Island will tell us whether Bradl will be deemed fit to race in Australia or not.

News comes from another injured rider, already in recovery, Karel Abraham. Cardion AB, his family-run team, will replace Karel's ART machine with a Honda production racer for the 2014 season.

Cardion AB issued no info on whether they will retain Luca Scassa as a rider for 2014. Scassa is currently substituting for Karel and places once more in the 17th position a Sepang, 2 places outside the points-earning area.

Abraham seemed very optimistic with his new bike, even though he will most likely get to ride it in the pre-season test in Sepang. His shoulder surgery still needs recovery and the doctors recommended that he stays off the bike through the whole season, including the post-race tests at Valencia.

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