BMW Racing Team Toth has confirmed that Gabor Rizmayer has been ruled out of the opening World Superbike round at Phillip Island with a broken wrist.

Rizmayer suffered the injury after a spill at Turn 11 in FP2 and will miss the season opener at least as a result and the team is now seeking a replacement rider.

A statement issued by the team said: "BMW Racing Team Toth is sad to announce that Gabor Rizmayer has suffered a broken left wrist during the second free practice of the day at Phillip Island, Australia.

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"Rizmayer lost control over his bike at turn 11, and crashed heavily. He arrived to the track's medical centre, and got immediately sent to the hospital for a surgery.

"Gabor is out for the weekend, at least, the team is working hard to secure a replacement rider for the rest of the weekend."

Gabor Rizmayer sustained a broken left wrist after a spill in FP2