Reale Avintia Racing Ducati’s Xavier Simeon has been ruled out of the rest of the MotoGP weekend at Valencia after his crash in FP1 and FP2 respectively.
Simeon crashed out in FP1 under wet conditions during the Valencia GP and had to be escorted to the paddock by the marshals. He was taken to medical center for a check-up and was cleared to compete in the second session on Friday.
The Belgian started FP2 as well and finished a solid 11th abode the Ducati Desmosedici GP17 but once again suffered a crash in Turn 12. Following the incident, the Avintia rider was taken to the hospital with a suspected concussion.
The following day on Saturday, the officials declared Simeon unfit ahead of the FP3 session where the Belgian did not feature as he is forced out of the finale weekend at Valencia – which happens to be his last MotoGP race as well for now.
The 29-year-old’s rookie season had been a difficult one with his first MotoGP point only coming his way in the Australian GP at Phillip Island. As a result of it, Simeon couldn’t find a race seat with Avintia hiring him to race in the inaugural MotoE championship instead.
His teammate Jordi Torres – abode the Desmosedici GP16 – had to battle through a thumb injury as well after the Spaniard missed the round at Sepang. Avintia has had a torrid run of luck with injured riders with Tito Rabat already sidelined with a fracture.