Yamaha WorldSBK star Garrett Gerloff will replace the injured Franco Morbidelli at this weekend’s Assen MotoGP round.
Morbidelli sustainied a knee injury during training on Tuesday and Gerloff was called up to race at the Dutch round, as the American gets another chance to ride the Yamaha YZR-M1, having previously substituted for Valentino Rossi in the European GP practice sessions at Valencia last year.
“I’m excited for the opportunity ahead, I’m not someone who runs away from a challenge, so I’m ready to get to the track. It’ll be a new circuit for me, I like trying new tracks, it looks fun, fast and flowing, and really suits my riding style,” said Gerloff.
“I’m looking forward to jumping on the Yamaha M1 again and twisting the throttle. We’ll see how things go, but I feel good and would like to thank Yamaha and the team for considering me. It won’t be easy, but I’m going to give it my best shot.”