Marvin Fritz in for Roberto Tamburini for Estoril WorldSBK

Marvin Fritz gets another WorldSBK outing this weekend in place of Roberto Tamburini on the Motoxracing Yamaha R1 in Estoril

Roberto Tamburini - Motoxracing Yamaha

Experienced endurance racer Marvin Fritz has been called up to race with Motoxracing Yamaha for the third round of the 2022 WorldSBK Championship at Estoril following an injury for Roberto Tamburini.

Italian racer Tamburini - who along with the Motoxracing team made his WorldSBK debut this season - suffered as compound fracture of his right malleolus in a training accident ahead of thids weekend’s Portuguese event.

In his place comes German rider Fritz, who made his WorldSBK debut with a wildcard appearance in Most last season on the YART Yamaha.

“When I got the news that I’d be racing at Estoril with Team Motoxracing, I couldn’t believe it! I was mentally preparing for a wildcard entry at Most at the end of July, something I did last year too, but knowing that I can race in the Championship right away makes me so happy! 

“I’m sorry for Roberto and hope he gets well soon. I can’t wait to get on the Motoxracing R1; this is a great opportunity for me, and I’ll do my best to make the most of it. 

“I want to thank Sandro Carusi for trusting in me – I’ll try to repay him with the best possible results.”