Superstock 1000 champion Sylvain Barrier looks set to miss the opening round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island after fracturing his pelvis in an accident during testing, while Jeremy Guarnoni and Luca Scassa are also doubts following respective tumbles.

Barrier was one of three riders taken to hospital following accidents on the first day of testing in Australia, the BMW Italia rider being diagnosed with a micro fracture in his pelvis, an injury that is set to keep him sidelined for the season opener later this week.

Similarly, fellow Superstock graduate Guarnoni could be forced to delay his WSBK debut after a crash during the last of four WSBK test sessions resulted in a broken left collarbone. The Frenchman has, however, declared he will attempt to race if it is possible.

Elsewhere, Luca Scassa was taken to the medical centre after a fall from his Pedercini Kawasaki, while Michel Fabrizio was kept in hospital overnight as a precaution following an accident on the Monday though he has reportedly escaped significant injury.

Finally, youngster Peter Sebestyen will have to await a medical on Friday morning to determine whether he can partake in his first WSBK event with Team Toth BMW after hurting his shoulder in a crash.



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