Team Suzuki Ecstar rider suffered a high-speed Turn 1 tumble and will be monitored over the next few days ahead of the Austrian GP

After crashing at high-speed at the end of Monday’s Brno Test, Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) has been diagnosed with a pulmonary contusion and will be monitored over the next few days ahead of this weekend’s myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich.

The crash occurred at Turn 1 with just under 45 minutes of the day remaining and, as a precaution, Mir was airlifted to hospital for further checks after being diagnosed with a pulmonary contusion at the track but thankfully, Mir suffered no further damage.

Team Suzuki Ecstar Team Manager Davide Brivio said: “Joan crashed at the end of the test, which unfortunately means that the day wasn’t all positive. Up until then we were going well and checking lots of different items. Joan tested the new aero package and we received positive feedback from him, so I think we’ll be using it again in the coming races.”

Davide Brivio explains Joan Mir’s Brno Test crash 05/08/2019

Team Suzuki Ecstar Team Manager explains the rookie’s high-speed Turn 1 crash towards the end of the day in the Czech Republic

Mir is hoping to be on track at the Red Bull Ring this weekend as aims to continue his good start to life in the premier class.

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