Published on 15 Sep 2010 by Toni M.
Moto2 teams are becoming difficult to follow with a whirlwind of riders coming and going, injuries and replacements and last but not least, riders being fired.
After Lukas Pesek being axed from Matteoni Racing and being temporarily replaced by Santiago Hernandez, we now have Arne Tode being dropped from Racing Team Germany before the Motorland Aragon GP. Tode was axed because of lack of results and because he was injured at Brno.
The former IDM Supersport champion injured his left shoulder and arm at Brno and refused to undergo surgery preferring to race at Indianapolis and then had to pull out of Misano, leaving the team stranded just hours before the start of the racing weekend. Tode is being replaced by 19-year old Kazuki Watanabe, who currently races in the All Japan Supersport championship.
Gresini’s Vladimir Ivanov is still recovering from the compound fracture of his right tibia after crashing at Indianapolis, which forced him to miss the Misano GP and was replaced by Tatsuya Yamaguchi. The Ukrainian rider will be at Aragon, but his riding at the Spanish round is pending the circuit medical commission giving him approval, if the doctors should refuse (they never have in the case of broken legs) Fausto Gresini will call in Michele Pirro, Ten Kate Honda’s Supersport rider to ride the Moriwaki MD600.
Mattia Pasini will get another chance to race after being axed by JiR Racing. The Italian had wildcard ride at San Marino GP with Italtrans S.T.R and will be replacing Michael Ranseder in the Kiefer team for just this weekend, while the Austrian is racing in a round of the German IDM.
We’ll update here if we find out if other Moto2 riders will be replaced at Aragon.
Source | bikeracing.it