The Suzuki rider broke his right ankle in a crash on the first lap of August’s Austrian Grand Prix and was ordered to have 15 days of continuous rest after visiting hospital on Monday after the race.

This ruled him out of the San Marino Grand Prix, with Suzuki endurance rider Kazuki Watanabe making his MotoGP debut in Miro’s place.

Mir was cleared to drive in Aragon on Thursday and finished Friday’s race 21st overall, 1.2 seconds off the best pace set by Pramac Jorge Martin.

The Spaniard admitted on Friday that his future participation was in doubt, but took part in the morning session of FP3.

However, after finishing 18th at the end of third practice, Mir decided to sit out the rest of the Aragon Grand Prix and will not be present next weekend in Mategi for the Japanese Grand Prix.

A brief statement from Suzuki read: “Joan withdrew from GP Aragon after struggling with pain in his injured right ankle.

“He will also not participate in the upcoming Japanese Grand Prix. We know this decision has not been easy and we all wish him a speedy recovery.”

After FP3 on Saturday, Meer spoke exclusively to Spain’s Motorsport.com and explained that an injured right ankle made it difficult for him to control the rear brake.

“I can’t ride well, my foot vibrates and it makes me touch the brake all the time, that’s how it shows in the data and it doesn’t allow me to ride properly,” said Mir, whose Suzuki team tried to adapt his rear brake. to help him in this.

“It’s not so much because of the pain as because we can control the brakes better, but it hasn’t solved the problem, which is the vibration of the leg because of the damaged tendons.”

Ever since Suzuki announced in May that it would pull out of MotoGP at the end of the 2022 season, Miro’s season has turned into a nightmare.

Between his fourth place at the American Grand Prix and his crash in Austria, Meer finished just three races and is currently 13th in the standings with 77 points.

The 2020 world champion will join Honda’s factory team next year after signing a two-year deal with a partner Mark Marquez.

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