Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo has unsurprisingly had arm pump surgery after issues in the Spanish Grand Prix, meaning he will be riding injured in his home round in France.

Quartararo was leading comfortably by the midway stages of the Spanish Grand Prix, before suddenly falling back with no obvious explanation. It gave the win to Australia’s Jack Miller, and the championship lead to Francesco Bagnaia by two points coming into round 5 at Le Mans.

Today he underwent surgery for the arm pump issue, skipping yesterday’s Jerez test to get the issue resolved as quickly as possible to be in the best possible form for the next round, his home race.

It’s the second time Quartararo has had his right arm worked on, as he underwent surgery in 2019 for a problem in his right arm too.

Most riders need to have arm pump surgery at some point in their careers, with most having to do it more than once. Already this year Jack Miller and Iker Lecuona have had the same procedure done.

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