MotoGP »

Barbera injured in training accident

Hector Barbera injured in training accident
Pramac Ducati's Hector Barbera looks certain to miss next weekend's US MotoGP at Laguna Seca.

According to the team, Barbera “suffered injuries, during a training mishap near his home, in Spain” adding that the injuries included a broken “left fibula and shinbone”.

Barbera will undergo surgery on Sunday, at the Insitituto Universitario Dexeus in Barcelona, to be performed by Dr. Xavier Mir.

An estimated recovery time is to be issued after surgery and the Pramac Team will then “decide the plans for the foreseeable future”.

Barbera, who claimed his first ever MotoGP front-row start at last weekend's Mugello round, is eleventh in the championship with a best race finish of seventh.

Fellow satellite Ducati rider Karel Abraham is expected to make his return from injury at Laguna Seca.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Barbera, MotoGP, Dutch MotoGP, 2012
Barbera, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Barbera, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Barbera, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Barbera, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Barbera, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
BArbera, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Barbera, Valencia MotoGP tests, November 2016
Barbera, Valencia MotoGP tests, November 2016
Barbera, Valencia MotoGP tests, November 2016
Barbera, Valencia MotoGP tests, November 2016
Lorenzo on Ducati debut
Lorenzo, Ducati, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Lorenzo, Ducati, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Lorenzo, Ducati, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Lorenzo, Ducati, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Lorenzo, Ducati, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Lorenzo, Ducati, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


recovery - Unregistered

July 21, 2012 6:13 PM

Get well soon Hector.. You ain't a MotoGP World Champion, but you ARE a MotoGP rider, which means you are incredibly talented and one of the best in the world. Get well soon mate and get back to doing what you do well!



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.