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Gibernau to miss Qatar test due to shoulder ligament problem

Gibernau to miss Qatar test due to shoulder ligament problem

Guinea Ecuatorial Team rider Sete Gibernau suffered a small setback to his recovery from a recent shoulder operation during training yesterday, meaning he will miss the forthcoming MotoGP test in Qatar.

Veteran rider Sete Gibernau, who returns to MotoGP this year with new satellite Ducati outfit Guinea Ecuatorial Team, has suffered a preseason blow with the news that he has aggravated an old shoulder injury - requiring a visit to the Institut Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona on Thursday.

The accumulation of physical exertion at the recent MotoGP tests in Malaysia and his demanding training programme has caused a slight ligament tear in his left shoulder that will require a period of complete rest.

Keen to avoid any major complications before his return to premier-class racing in a little over a month’s time, Gibernau and his team have agreed to cancel their participation in the upcoming Qatar test session as he turns his focus to a swift and full recovery.

Information courtesy of Guinea Ecuatorial Team press office.

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