2013 Moto3 runner-up Alex Rins has undergone wrist surgery, ruling him out of this weeks test in Jerez.
Rins has undergone the surgery on his right wrist to remove a cyst. Due to the seven days rest required, he will sit out the Jerez test. The surgery was conducted by rider favourite Dr Xavier Mir in the Barcelona University Hospital this afternoon in a successful and simple operation.
The cyst was removed now in an effort to minimise risk of it becoming a risk as the season progresses.
An statement from Repsol, secondary sponsors to the Estrella Galicia 0,0 team read:
“The procedure was performed to remove a synovial cyst hidden in the schapholunate of Rins’ right wrist. The cyst also formed part of a partial scapholunate ligament injury suffered by the Spanish rider. Microsurgical techniques were used to remove the cyst and repair the ligament as a preventative measure, to thus avoid possible problems during the season.”
Rins finished the first test in Valencia tenth, nearly a second off the pace, as he struggled to get to grips with the Honda after his Estrella Galicia 0,0 team switched from KTM for the 2014 season. Rins’ bike will be ridden in Jerez by Repsol and Monalu’s new French recruit, current CEV Repsol champion Fabio Quartararo.
Todo ha ido perfecto. Ahora a reposar y comer, que tengo mucha hambre! Gracias a todos por vuestros mensajes!;) pic.twitter.com/HVbVsrsxyi
— Alex Rins Navarro (@Rins42) February 17, 2014