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10 days ago
By motogp.com

Bagnaia ruled out of Czech and Austrian Grands Prix

Following a crash during FP1 in Brno, the Italian has suffered a fractured right tibia that will keep him out of at least the next two races

Pramac Racing's Francesco Bagnaia has been officially ruled out of this weekend's Monster Energy Czech Republic Grand Prix and next weekend's myWorld Austrian Grand Prix. The Italian crashed at Turn 1 in the closing stages of Friday morning's FP1 session and, as a result, was taken to Brno University Hospital for further examination on a right knee injury.

Now, it has been confirmed that he has fractured his right tibia requiring immediate surgery and, consequently, the 23-year-old will not take part in the rest of this weekend's action, plus Round 4 of the MotoGP™ World Championship at the Red Bull Ring next weekend. Michele Pirro will replace the Italian at the Red Bull Ring as Bagnaia travels to Italy on Saturday to have an operation, hoping to be back for the second Austria race. 

 

Just two weeks ago, the former Moto2™ World Champion was six laps away from a debut premier class rostrum before a technical issue cruelly robbed him of a podium finish and now he'll be forced to sit out at least the next two Grands Prix following his Brno crash. A disaster for Bagnaia who had shown tons of promise in Jerez. 

Stay tuned to motogp.com for the very latest official information on the Italian's injury.

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