Randy de Puniet has withdrawn from this afternoon's US MotoGP due to injuries sustained in Saturday's qualifying session.

The Pramac Ducati rider suffered fractures to his vertebra, and pelvic injuries, but had intended to try and ride in the warm-up.

However the Frenchman was in too much pain and withdrew from the event on Sunday morning, meaning the MotoGP field will be back down to 17 riders, with the addition of wild-card Ben Bostrom.

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