GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team rider Garrett Gerloff will step in to replace injured Franco Morbidelli at the Motul TT Assen this weekend.

Last year’s European Grand Prix in Valencia for Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP when standing in for Valentino Rossi, who was waiting for a PCR test result to come through before being able to compete.

This time around, Gerloff – a four-time WorldSBK podium finisher – will be taking part in the duration of the weekend on board a Yamaha YZR-M1, as Morbidelli is forced to miss Round 9 after sustaining a knee injury in training on Tuesday.