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Phillip Island MotoGP Test: Danilo Petrucci breaks hand

Danilo Petrucci injured on final afternoon of Phillip Island MotoGP test.
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.


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.



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TrueFan

February 19, 2016 1:15 PM

Good luck to Danilo for a fast recovery. I hope the damage is not too near any of the joints. Hands are fairly important in controlling a motorcycle...I can't imagine that it will be in very good shape by the next test, but then, I didn't expect Miller to be back on the bike so soon after what was a smashed ankle...These guys are not your average man-in-the-street. They heal more quickly, and have much higher pain threshholds.

JedPB67

February 19, 2016 10:30 AM
Last Edited 118 days ago

These guys are the best in the world. They give 100%, they knew what the limit was with the Bridgestones. All these crashes are is the riders finding the limit with the Michelins, which are still constantly evolving test to test. Even to the point that in the two weeks between Sepang and Philliip Island a lot of riders said the tyres are providing different feedback.



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