Joan Mir set to miss British MotoGP

Team Suzuki Ecstar will again be without Joan Mir at the British Grand Prix, as the Spaniard has not yet made a full recovery.

The Spaniard was expected to return to MotoGP at Silverstone, yet has has been unable to make a full recovery and, with his training also limited, his team announced via a statement Mir will sit out.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Joan Mir will not return to action at the British Grand Prix, with test rider Sylvain Guintoli taking his place, Team Suzuki Ecstar has confirmed.

Mir missed the Austrian Grand Prix following a crash in testing that left him with a pulmonary contusion.

The Spaniard was expected to return to MotoGP at Silverstone, yet has has been unable to make a full recovery and, with his training also limited, his team announced via a statement Mir will sit out.

"In the end, I am not able to be in Silverstone for the next race and it is a real pity," Mir said. "But that's how things are, and the first priority has to be my health.

"After the accident, I spent several weeks resting, first in the hospital and then at home.

"I have started to walk but, after the tests, it seems that I am still not 100 percent, so the doctors have determined that it is better to continue with my rehabilitation."

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