Ducati Test Team rider Michele Pirro suffered a big crash in FP2 at the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley, losing control at the end of the long main straight at Mugello and highsiding into the gravel. The session was Red Flagged and the Italian received medical attention trackside.
Free video: Pirro's crash at San Donato
Pirro was confirmed as conscious and the Italian has now been transferred via helicopter to Ospedale Careggi in nearby Florence.
Dr Charte talks about Pirro's health after the big crash
Dr Angel Charte, Medical Director, gave an udpate on the Ducati rider following the incident and first checks. The Ducati Team later tweeted to confirm that the Italian has concussion and had dislocated his shoulder, adding that Pirro will remain in hospital overnight.
As always in these cases, Pirro will remain in hospital overnight under observation, at least until tomorrow morning. #ForzaMichele #ItalianGP— Ducati Motor (@DucatiMotor) 1 June 2018
Pirro also posted on Facebook, saying, "I played a joker today! A bit battered and bruised but I'm tough."
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