Pramac Ducati has revealed that injured rookie star Jorge Martin is not expected to return to MotoGP action until Mugello.

That means Martin, who suffered multiple fractures in a huge Saturday practice accident in Portimao, will not only miss next weekend's Spanish Grand Prix - where he is confirmed as being replaced by Tito Rabat - but also the following French Grand Prix at Le Mans on May 14-16.

The Italian round is then scheduled to take place on May 28-30.

Martin underwent surgery on some of his fractures - to the scaphoid and first metacarpal of the right hand and the right ankle - in Barcelona on Wednesday.

Other fractures to his right wrist and fifth metacarpal of the left hand were treated without the need for surgery, while the fracture to his left tibial plateau (knee) was 'reduced by arthroscopy'.

The Doha pole position qualifier, race leader and podium finisher will remain under observation in hospital for 72 hours.

It is not yet clear if Rabat will continue with Pramac for Le Mans, or if Ducati test rider Michele Pirro, busy with MotoGP testing at Mugello at the same time as the Jerez weekend, will step-in.

 

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
 

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