Jorge Navarro has resumed training after undergoing surgery on multiple injuries sustained throughout the 2017 season, with the aim of being fully fit for the start of the new season in March 2018.
The Team Federal Oil Gresini rider endured a tough end to the season after suffering a ruptured ligament in his left ring finger at the Australian Grand Prix at Philip Island, then the 21-year-old sustained a fracture in the scaphoid of his right hand and to the season finale in Valencia. As well as treatment for these recent injuries, he also underwent surgery to remove a screw from his left tibia after an injury and surgery in 2016.
With the season now over and the first race not until March in Qatar, Navarro is hoping to use the pre-season to recover from injury and be fully fit for the new Moto2 season.
After managing 14th overall in the Moto2 world championship in his rookie season, an injury free Navarro will be looking to improve on that for next season.
I feel a lot better. The leg is in very good condition already, the finger is improving and the hand is getting better – albeit slowly. Everything seems to be going the right way and looks like I will be able to resume training halfway through this month. I will now start with some workout at the gym, but I will take it steadily: the goal is to strengthen both shoulders and ankles, but without going too far. I hope I’m confident I’ll be back to full fitness in early January already, so that I can start with some flat-track and supermoto.