Moto2: Tatay Replaces Skinner For Two Rounds

Rory Skinner will miss the German and Dutch Grands Prix due to injury with Carlos Tatay taking his place.

After being collected by another rider during FP3 in Mugello, Rory will miss the remaining two races of this triple header after subsequent scans in Italy revealed a fracture to the talus bone in his right foot.

European Moto2 race winner and Moto3 podium finisher Carlos Tatay will replace him whilst the Scot recovers with the intention of coming back for his home round at Silverstone.

Rory Skinner #33

I’m obviously gutted to be missing the next two rounds but unfortunately, it’s out of my control. I’m taking all the right steps, moving forward and I’ll be seen by a specialist on Wednesday once I’m home so hopefully, I’ll be back on the right route and on the road to recovery.

Carlos Tatay #99

I’m really excited to be back in the World Championship. It’s not the best situation to replace an injured rider, but it’s a really good opportunity for me to keep growing in myself and improving my riding in Moto2. What I need is the KMs on the bike and some hours so being in the World Championship with the best riders in Moto2 is something really good as I can take this experience to my European Moto2 championship this year which is my main goal.

My expectation for these GPs is to keep growing and keep learning. I don’t want to say any position or goal because, in the end, I want to keep improving and enjoying being on track with some really fast riders. It’s really exciting to be back but I need to keep calm for myself because I think I can learn more if I’m like this and keep myself under control.

I want to send my best wishes to Rory for a speedy recovery. I’d end thanks to the American Racing Team for giving me this opportunity as well as Edu and the Pertamina Mandalika SAG Racing Team for believing in me and letting me go to another team for these two races in the World Championship.

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