MotoGP rookie Pol Espargaro is recovering following surgery on the left collarbone fracture suffered during Sunday's final night of pre-season testing in Qatar.

The reigning Moto2 champion had a plate and six screws inserted to heal the fracture on Monday and is now focused on achieving maximum fitness for the season-opening Qatar MotoGP on March 20-23.

"The collarbone was worse than they thought, but Dr Mir said the operation went well and with the plate on the bone I now need to do some rehabilitation work to be ready for Qatar," the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider told the official MotoGP website.

"I want to get started on the rehab already and I know it won't be easy as it's all happened so quickly, but I'm positive. I don't know if I'll be at 100% for the first race, but I'll work to be as fit as I can."

Espargaro was second fastest on the final night of Qatar testing, behind only older brother Aleix, although the official Honda, Yamaha and Ducati teams were not present.



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