Injured rookie star Jorge Martin will miss next weekend's Spanish MotoGP and be replaced by Tito Rabat.

Pramac Ducati rider Martin, who took a brilliant pole position and podium in the second Qatar round, will undergo surgery in Barcelona today after suffering fractures to the metacarpal of his right thumb, the right malleolus (ankle) and left tibial plateau (knee) in a huge out-lap fall on Saturday morning in Portimao.

The young Spaniard was conscious but clearly in a lot of pain and required extensive treatment in the gravel trap before eventually being moved to a waiting ambulance. Martin is now set to miss not only the Portimao race and entire Jerez weekend, but also a Monday post-race test.

Normally, Ducati test rider Michele Pirro would step in to replace an injured Ducati MotoGP rider, but the Italian is taking part in 'important' testing at Mugello on April 29-30, to prepare for the factory's home round.

Rabat has therefore been offered the ride.

The former Moto2 world champion spent five seasons in MotoGP, the last three of which were on an Avintia Ducati, before moving to WorldSBK with Barni Racing Ducati for 2021.

 

2021 MotoGP Calendar

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

28 March

Qatar (Evening race)

Losail

2

4 April

Doha (Evening race)

Losail

3

18 April

Portugal

Portimao

4

2 May

Spain

Jerez

5

16 May

France

Le Mans

6

30 May

Italy

Mugello

7

6 June

Catalunya

Barcelona

8

20 June

Germany

Sachsenring

9

27 June

Netherlands

Assen

10

11 July

Finland (Subject to homologation)

KymiRing

11

15 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

12

29 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

13

12 September

Aragon

Aragon

14

19 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

15

3 October

Japan

Motegi

16

10 October

Thailand

Buriram

17

24 October

Australia

Phillip Island

18

31 October

Malaysia

Sepang

19

14 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo

Postponed Grands Prix:
 11 AprilArgentinaTermas
 18 AprilAmericasCOTA
Reserve Grand Prix Venues:
  Indonesia (Race delayed until 'first part of 2022')Mandalika
  RussiaIgora Drive
2021 Pre-season Tests:
 5 MarchQatar Shakedown TestLosail
 6-7 MarchQatar Official TestLosail
 10-12 MarchQatar Official TestLosail