The ongoing MotoGP championship has been plagued by a concerning wave of injuries, with more than 50 percent of the riders facing physical setbacks.
Jorge Martin currently ranked second in the world championship standings, recently shared photos from his bed after undergoing surgery for compartment syndrome in his right calf.
This development has raised questions about rider safety and the role of the championship organizer, Dorna Sports.
Here are some of the possible reasons for the increase in injuries in MotoGP:
- The new sprint race format is putting riders under more physical strain.
- The new generation of motorcycles is more powerful and difficult to control.
- The tracks are becoming more demanding, with narrower corners and less run-off areas.
- Riders are pushing themselves harder than ever before to stay competitive.
Out of the 22 riders on the grid, 12 initially suffered injuries on and off track, and some have already recovered. However, the number of injured riders has since increased to 13, as Fabio Di Giannantonio underwent surgery to resolve compartment syndrome in his right arm.
The severity of Martin’s injury and the growing list of riders who have faced setbacks raise concerns about the safety of the new MotoGP format.
Although the format has been well-received by many fans, the increasing number of dangerous situations riders face has drawn attention to potential risks. Despite this, Dorna has not yet commented or made any changes to the format in response to the current high injury rate.
The ongoing MotoGP championship has seen many injuries among the riders, with over 50 percent facing physical setbacks. Riders like Jorge Martin and Fabio Di Giannantonio have recently undergone surgeries for compartment syndrome, adding to the growing list of injured riders.
These injuries, both on and off track, have raised questions about rider safety and the role of the championship organizer, Dorna Sports. While the new MotoGP format has been well-received by fans, the increasing number of dangerous situations riders face has brought attention to potential risks.
No comments from Dorna
Dorna Sports has not commented or made any changes to the format in response to the high injury rate. It remains to be seen how the championship organizer will address the concerns and ensure the safety of the riders in future races.