RED BULL KTM Tech3 team principal Herve Poncharal is relieved Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah has been cleared to race at the British Motorcycle Grand Prix this weekend, and he hopes the latter will enjoy a change in fortune at the Silverstone circuit.
Hafizh, whose future for next season remains unknown for now, had some bad luck of late and has not finished a race since the summer break ended after crashing out at both the Czech and Austrian GP.
His crash at the Red Bull Ring earlier this month saw him suffer a concussion and gashed elbow which required stitches.
Poncharal, who has signed South African Brad Binder to replace Hafizh next season, hopes to see better results from Hafizh on a newly resurfaced Silverstone circuit.
“I’m very glad and relieved that Hafizh came out of hospital on Monday morning,” said Poncharal.
“I know that he is already training and pushing to recover. Let’s hope that the bad luck he has had since we came back from the summer break is going to disappear.”
Hafizh said: “After my crash in Austria, I am back at full fitness and arrive in the UK well prepared physically.”
“I will soon have my stitches removed after the minor surgery on my right elbow.”
Hafizh has found the going tough in his second year with Tech3 after the team switched from Yamaha to KTM machinery this season. He is currently 25th in the overall standings with three points.