At the event in Estoril on May 20, Philippe Ottle broke his right collarbone several times, which was confirmed by two flat plates. After the Superbike World Championship in 2022, he wants to get rid of all the scrap iron quickly.
At the end of the second free practice session of the Superbike World Championship at Estoril on May 20, Philippe Otl had a highside on the long, very fast right-hand bend on the start-finish straight. He landed relatively lightly when he flipped onto the gravel, only breaking his right collarbone several times.
“It could have ended much worse,” said Philipp, who underwent surgery on May 23 at the Bockenhausen emergency center in eastern Munich. “The doctors did a great job and I put two plates in. It’s not normal, but I can recommend it to every racing driver. It’s very good and stable. I’ve never seen or heard of this before. I just thought Two sounds better than one.»
Two and a half weeks later, Öttl returned to Misano. Heading into the summer break, the Bavarian from Ducati team Co Eleven is 13th with 40 points. In the privateer classification, he is fourth behind Axel Bassani (Motocorsa Ducati), Loris Bass (Bonovo Action BMW) and Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha).
The 2022 season doesn’t finish until November 20 at Phillip Island in South Australia. Öttl wants to act as quickly as possible and remove the plates. It’s not just from this year, it’s about the plate on the left collarbone. He broke it at the Moto3 World Championship in Jerez in 2017.
“In the MotoGP paddock you stop in November and start in February and in between you have to train,” the 26-year-old told SPEEDWEEK.com. “When do you have to have an operation? It hasn’t bothered me much in the last couple of years, the new records bother me more. If I go straight to the operating room in Australia, there’s nothing for at least a month. At the moment it’s just a dream, first talk to my doctor about it. to be discussed.”
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