Karl Muggeridge has been forced to miss out on valuable track time after finding out that his bike won’t be ready for this weekend’s World Superbikes test in Vallelunga in Italy.
Muggeridge’s Alto Evolution Honda team has been out of action since the Silverstone World Superbike race after their race truck and bikes were hijacked by former team owner Sergio Bertocchi.
The team’s equipment was subsequently located but was impounded by Italian police as part of their investigations.
MCN understands the team have only just got their race truck back and as a result there is no way they can be ready to test this weekend.
It’s a bitter blow for Karl Muggeridge who hasn’t raced since the opening World Superbike race at Silverstone after race two was cancelled due to the rain, but the laid back Aussie is remaining philosophical about the remainder of the season.
Karl Muggeridge said: “The team have only just got the bikes back so there’s no way they could get ready for the test in time.
“Everything was obviously soaking wet from the race in Silverstone and due to what’s gone on nothing has been touched in the truck since so I can imagine it’s a bit of a mess.
“It’s a shame to miss out on testing because we needed it, but we’ll be back in time for Brno.”