MotoGP: Lorenzo Savadori Replaces Injured RNF Aprilia Rider Miguel Oliveira for Upcoming French GP

Oliveira was involved in an incident on the first lap of the Spanish Grand Prix, caused by Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo. The accident caused the Portuguese driver to dislocate his left shoulder.

By Divyam Dubey | on May 5, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

RNF CryptoData Miguel Oliveira, an Aprilia rider, will miss this weekend's MotoGP French Grand Prix due to injuries sustained in a crash with Fabio Quartararo at the Spanish Grand Prix. Lorenzo Savadori, an Aprilia test rider, will replace Oliveira at Le Mans. When Oliveira crashed on the first lap of Sunday's race in Jerez, it was initially thought that he would be able to return to action in Le Mans despite dislocating his left shoulder. Examinations conducted in the days that followed revealed that he had fractured his arm, meaning that his recuperation would take longer than expected. This is Oliveira's second injury-related absence from a MotoGP race this season as he missed the season opener in Portimao after damaging ligaments in his hip when he was hit by Marc Marquez.

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Miguel Oliveira Hope

2023 MotoGP

With the championship having a three-week break between the Le Mans race and the next event at Mugello in early June, the Portuguese rider will have a five-week opportunity to assist improve his recuperation by sitting out of competition.

Lorenzo Savadori’s MotoGP History

Savadori, a longtime test rider for Aprilia in MotoGP, will make his first competitive appearance since he was a wildcard entrant at the Austrian GP in 2022. The Italian competed in five races with Aprilia in 2022, however, he was unable to earn a single point.

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Upcoming French GP

MotoGP resumes its European tour after the last race in Spain. The record-breaking 2023 MotoGP season will commence later this month with the French Grand Prix at Le Mans. The French Republic's MotoGP event takes place at Le Mans, the spiritual motorsport heartland of the country. Even though the Bugatti circuit at Le Mans is much shorter than the 24-hour layout, it still presents a significant challenge for motorcycles.

France, the birthplace of motorsport, has always had a strong showing in the world of Grand Prix motorcycle racing. The French MotoGP has been a regular fixture on the schedule since World War II. Since 2000, when it moved to its current location in Northern France, the French MotoGP has been held annually at Le Mans. Prior to then, the event would rotate between Circuit Paul Ricard, Magny-Cours, and Nogaro. 

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