Mika Kallio Ruled Out of MotoGP’s German GP.


Finland rider, Mika Kallio will be ruled out of MotoGP’s German Grand Prix, after suffering ligament damage in his right knee in a crash during the second practice session.

The Injured rider was on his third wild-card appearance of the 2018 season with KTM this weekend at the Sachsenring, having contested the Jerez and Barcelona races, tallying up a 10th-place finish in the former.

“I was tipping into the corner on the front brake and the rear lost contact,” Kallio said. “I had to pick up the bike and I knew I was into the gravel.

“I saw I had quite a lot of speed and unfortunately I could not turn enough and the barriers came closer and closer.

“Everything happened in one or two seconds and I had to make a decision really quick. I tried to put it down and avoid the big impact but I flew into the wall.

“Somehow the bike hit me because we went into the fence together and maybe it caused the problem with the knee.

“Anyway, considering the speed, I think we had a lot of luck with that crash. It could have been much worse.”