Casey Stoner suffers big crash during Indianapolis qualifying

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Casey Stoner suffered a big crash and impact to his right ankle today, and is currently undergoing medical examinations.


Just like in qualifying for the Moto3 class, the MotoGP riders were caught out by track conditions in an accident-filled session – in which the Australian suffered a big crash on his fourth lap in the session.

The Repsol Honda Team dominance from Friday carried over into Saturday morning’s free practice session, in which Casey Stoner and teammate Dani Pedrosa once again recorded the best times of the field. The Australian was first, with a time of 1’39.182, 0.187 quicker than his teammate.

Things took an unexpected turn just 8 minutes into the hour-long qualifying session. In just three laps, Casey Stoner had moved to the head of the timesheet with a time of 1’39.465.

However, on his fourth lap he suffered a big crash on turn 13 which threw him violently from his machine. The Repsol rider was thrown from his bike and landed hard on his right foot.

He was taken immediately to the circuit medical centre, where the initial scans ruled out any serious injury and identified a ligament strain to the right ankle. He was subsequently taken to the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for an MRI scan to assess the injury more precisely.

Source: Repsol Media