Niccolò Canepa, an Italian driver of YART Yamaha, suffered a serious injury during the winter test in Valencia, Spain, causing his left foot and ankle fractures. Fortunately, he underwent surgery in Barcelona this Wednesday night and went well. carry out.
It is estimated that the seven-week rehabilitation will not prevent him from participating in the 24 Heures Motos held in Liman on April 17, which is also the opening stop of the 2021 FIM World Endurance Championship.
YART Yamaha’s team manager, Mandy Kainz, mentioned, “Don’t panic! Niccolò should be able to catch up with Liman’s opening, but Marvin Fritz and Karel Hanika are also prepared for the worst and are ready to compete in teams of two, and we Michael Laverty, his standby driver, will also be in Liman for upcoming tests.”
YART Yamaha’s No. 7 car performed well in the Spanish test, which should be another reason for Mandy Kainz’s confidence. “We are very fast on the track! We have new electronic control technology, three drivers are very satisfied with this change, we also have a perfect combination: a strong team, three strong drivers and a very good Racing car.” Mandy Kainz proudly said.
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