/Sena Yamada to replace Fabio Quartararo at Aragon
Sena Yamada

Sena Yamada to replace Fabio Quartararo at Aragon

Moto3 rookie Fabio Quartararo will be replaced by Japanese rider Sena Yamada at this weekend’s Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon as he continues his recovery from injury that he sustained during Friday’s free practice session at the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Rivieria di Rimini.

The French rider came off at turn 14 during the second free practice session of the day and fractured his ankle, which ruled him out of the rest of the weekend. He underwent surgery on race day and he will be replaced by Junior World Championship rider Sena Yamada at this weekend’s Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon.

Yamada currently rides for the Junior Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 in the FIM CEV Moto3 Junior World Championship where he sits in 10th place with 34 points. The 21 year old Japanese rider has previously competed in the Motegi GP125 Championship, the Tsukuba GP125 Championship, the All Japan Road Race GP125 Championship and the All Japan Road Race J-GP3 Championship, where he was champion in 2013 and 2014.

He has competed in Moto3 World Championship on two previous occasions, both at the Japanese Grand Prix as wildcard entries into the field in 2013 and 2014. On those occasions, he was able to finish in 23rd position in 2013 but unfortunately crashed out on the opening lap last season.

He will be looking for a good performance with the hope of being able to make the step up full-time in the future.