Arthur Sissis replaced at Mahindra by Italian Andrea Migno effective immediately
Arthur Sissis made his debut with a one-off appearance at the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix on a 125cc machine before joining the full time Moto3 grid in 2012. Sissis has a total of 45 motorcycle grand prix starts with a best championship result of 12th in 2012 while riding for KTM. He scored 84 points in 2012, 59 points in 2013 again with KTM but has made no progress this season with Mahindra, where after 11 starts this season he has only banked three points. His teammate at Mahindra this season, Miguel Oliveira, has amassed 71 points this season.
Mahindra communicated Arthur Sissis’ departure from the Indian backed outfit within its post-race press release after the Brno MotoGP.
‘Mahindra Racing today announced that rising Italian star Andrea Migno will replace Sissis until the end of the season.
“I take the opportunity to say goodbye to Arthur, to thank him for his contribution, and to welcome Andrea Migno for Silverstone,” stated Mahindra Racing CEO Mufaddal Choonia. “I am looking forward to more exciting racing.”
“It wasn’t a good race and not how I wanted to say goodbye to Mahindra,” commented Sissis, who ended the Brno race in 26th place. “Once again I was in among the slower riders, and it was impossible to get away.”
Mahindra stated that Andrea Migno earned his chance to replace Sissis with strong performances in the FIM CEV Repsol championship.
It seems likely that Arthur Sissis will now return to Australia and his speedway roots to get back up to speed on the dirt before heading to the UK to join the speedway leagues in Great Britain.