Aleix Espargaro has undergone a successful operation to his left arm as he begins the preparations for his first full season in MotoGP.

The Spaniard went under the knife to correct the compartment syndrome he was suffering in his arm just four months after having a similar operation on his right forearm.

Despite this, the surgery was completed under local anaesthetic and Espargaro is expected to resume full training within the next few weeks.

Espargaro became the youngest ever debutant in MotoGP when he deputised for Mika Kallio at Pramac Ducati during the 2009 Indianapolis Grand Prix. Three further appearances would convince the team to sign the 20-year-old for a full season in 2010.

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