Monday, 22 May, ZADAR (Croatia): Nacho Armillas’ 2017 world and european title aspirations have been dashed after breaking his left leg at the opening round of the UIM-ABP European Continental Championship in Zadar on the final day.


The Spanish ace crashed heavily on lap 6 during the final Moto in Ski GP1, suffering a triple break to his [left] femur and was taken to hospital to be operated on.


It is a crushing blow for Armillas, who earlier in the day completed the perfect start to the defence of his GP2 title, sealing overall victory in Zadar with maximum points after rival Kevin Reiterer was disqualified for a non-conforming Ski. Second place went to Daniel Svae Anderssen, with Estonian rider Marten Manni in third.


In GP1 Armillas also was very much in contention, taking third in Moto 1 and second in Moto 2, before his accident brought his weekend to a painful close.


Everyone on the UIM-ABP tour wishes Nacho a swift recovery and return to racing.