Olivé escapes fractures but rides in pain after big crash
The 2011 season of the MotoGP World Championship comes to the end of another year with the Grand Prix of Valencia. There are still the titles of 125cc and Moto2 to be decided and if nothing changes, everything indicates that Nico Terol and Stefan Bradl will win these titles.
Today has been complicated with the rain that fell all night and at some times during the day, leaving the Valencian circuit in unfavourable conditions, causing many riders to crash, including Aeroport de Castello rider Joan Olive, who crashed out 15 minutes before the end of the second practice and could not continue the training after a big impact on the foot which was already injured since the race in Malaysia. The team hopes there’ll be no serious consequence and that Joan can continue tomorrow with the practice.
Joan Olivé: “This morning we went out with wet tyres but at the end of the practice we could change to slicks as the track was already better and the riders who put on a slick tyre could improve their laptimes. In the afternoon the rain returned and we again had to use the wet tyres. Near the end of the session I lost grip in the rear tyre and I went down. I’ve hurt myself on the same foot as in Malaysia, but I hope that tomorrow it’ll be alright, because I’ve had a plate inserted and I have no fractures, but I’m in a lot of pain.”