Luca Scassa will miss the opening round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island after he was confirmed with a fractured pelvis following an accident in testing.

The experienced Italian, who makes his return to World Superbike competition in 2014 with the Pedercini Kawasaki team, fell heavily during the morning session and was transferred to hospital for x-rays.

From here he was diagnosed with the fracture, mirroring the injury suffered by Sylvain Barrier a day earlier when the Frenchman fell from his BMW. The double Superstock 1000 champion is also unlikely to make the curtain raiser later this week.

Elsewhere, Jeremy Guarnoni has confirmed he has suffered a broken collarbone after a crash in the final session of the test, but is hopeful he may be able to race, while Michel Fabrizio is also expected to be back in the saddle despite a precautionary overnight stay in hospital.

Finally, Peter Sebestyen will undergo a medical on Friday to determine whether his injured shoulder has healed enough for him to make his WSBK debut. The young Hungarian managed just six laps when he crashed his team Toth BMW on Monday.



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