Jeremy Guarnoni has been given the go-ahead to make his World Superbike Championship debut at Phillip Island this weekend, but Michel Fabrizio becomes the third rider to withdraw through injury.

Guarnoni was one of five riders hospitalised after accidents during two days of WSBK testing in Australia earlier this week, the young Frenchman suffering a fractured collarbone in the fall.

Despite this, Guarnoni has been overseen doctors and told he may compete this weekend in what will be his WSBK debut aboard the EVO-specification MRS Kawasaki ZX-10R.

However, the grid will still be down a third rider following the confirmation that IRON BRAIN Grillini Kawasaki's Fabrizio - who was one of the few riders to avoid injury in last year's bruising WSBK season - has been sidelined after suffering an accident on the Monday.

He joins Luca Scassa and Sylvain Barrier on the sidelines after both riders suffered a fractured pelvis in their respective accidents, though the latter will be replaced by local rider Glenn Allerton on the BMW Italia to ensure 23 riders start the weekend.



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