Collin Veijer misses two-day private test at Jerez
Collin Veijer had to follow the Jerez test from the pits on Thursday and Friday due to a persistent finger injury.
The Dutchman is hoping to swap the support splint on his injured finger for his leather gloves at the official IRTA test in Portimão next week and get started on his pre-season preparations. The rookie from the newly formed LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP team suffered a finger injury during motocross training in Mallorca at the beginning of February.
The 18-year-old Dutchman will consult his doctors and physiotherapists again on Monday in the hope of getting the green light for the Portimão test on 17-19 March, ahead of the season opener at the same track just a week later.
Collin Veijer: “Well, at the moment we are still waiting for news on the finger, Monday we will go to the surgeon. At the moment I feel ok with the finger and there is no pain. The big problem on my finger was the tendon that was damaged in the crash I had and this needed to heal carefully otherwise I will have a problem with my finger that can never be solved again. So at the moment, I try to stay calm and listen to the specialist for what to do. I’m very happy with the team, I feel very welcome and have a good feeling with everyone of the team, I hope we can have a great year and that we can make steps together to improve on every part."