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Lüthi fractures collarbone in Catalunya crash

Lüthi fractures collarbone in Catalunya crash

Lüthi fractures collarbone in Catalunya crash

As the 125cc teams' MotoGP Official Test second session drew to a close, the big news coming from the Catalunya Circuit was the crash suffered by Thomas Lüthi.

Suffering a compound fracture of the left collarbone, the reigning world champion has been advised by the Clinica Mobile to withdraw from the MotoGP Official Test in Jerez. Total rest has been recommended to the Swiss rider, who has been given a special brace bandage to immobilise the injured area, so that the need for surgery is avoided and he can start his title defence at the first race of the season, a date just 20 days away.

The Swiss had been lying in tenth on the session's leaderboard with a fastest lap of 1´51.821. At last year's Japanese Grand Prix, Lüthi dislocated his shoulder and damaged both ankles in a crash which drew the race to an early conclusion.

Others to suffer crashes in the final session were Julián Simón and Nicolas Terol.

Terol received bruises to his forearm and right hand as a result of his incident, whilst Simón suffered a sprained left foot. Both should be present at the MotoGP Official Test in Jerez later this month.

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125cc, 2006

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