There was intrigue following the Grand Prix of Great Britain, as rumours spread that Antonio Cairoli had tweaked his knee. Some even noticed that he was in pain as he jumped off of the overall podium. Those rumours were confirmed when a photo surfaced of him awaiting a check up yesterday morning, then he released a small update earlier today.
"Hey everyone, I am on my way to the Formula 1 test," he said on social media. "I am super excited. My knee is actually going a little bit better. This morning I spin some laps with my motocross bike, not too much, but it will be okay." Details on when the issue was sustained and whether there is actually damage to the knee have not been confirmed at this point. Although, based on the positivity in that statement, it seems as though he will be fine moving forward.
Following a brace of seconds at the Grand Prix of Great Britain, Antonio Cairoli now trails Jeffrey Herlings by fifty-four points with eleven rounds left to run. A mudder is expected in France this weekend, which is round ten, and that may even level the playing field somewhat.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: ConwayMX