Danilo Petrucci faces a race against time to be fit for the final MotoGP pre-season test in Qatar after breaking his hand at Phillip Island today.

The Pramac Ducati star, quickest on day one, fell at the fast Hayshed turn late in the afternoon.

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Petrucci was one of eleven riders to fall on Friday the others being Tito Rabat (twice), Jack Miller, Pol Espargaro, Aleix Espargaro (twice), Maverick Vinales, Bradley Smith, Cal Crutchlow, Eugene Laverty, reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo and Friday pace setter Marc Marquez.

The Qatar test will be held from March 2-4 will the season-opening race at the same Losail circuit from March 17-20.