Jake DIxon will undergo more tests on his already injured shoulder after crashing heavily out of the Thailand Moto2 in an incident that also caught out Celestino Vietti.
The GasGas Aspar was already carrying a painful shoulder to Buriram after crashing out of the weather-affected Australian Moto2 a week earlier, but did himself no favours in Thailand when he mis-judged his braking and clattered into Vietti early on in the race.
Coming down heavily on his already painful shoulder, Dixon - who apologised to Vietti and the Fantic Racing team - will undergo a CAT scan and MRI to determine whether he has suffered a more serious injury.
The team had done a great job because the set-up of the bike had improved from qualifying. I was feeling good in the race, but unfortunately, when I have braked, I have not left enough room with Vietti and we have crashed.
“I thought I could brake earlier, but everything has happened very quick. I would like to apologise to him and his team. I would also like to apologise to my team, because they had managed to get the bike ready to fight.”
Though Vietti continued on after his contact with Dixon, his race would last just two further corners when he crashed his Fantic bike out of the race himself.