Former 125cc world champion Nico Terol will replace the injured Jules Cluzel for the Spanish round of the World Supersport series in Jerez.

Cluzel was injured in a frightening crash in Friday's second free practice session at the Sito Pons curve and subsequently fractured his left fibula, suffered an open fracture of the left tibia along with dislocating his right shoulder.

Coming into Jerez, Cluzel was entrenched in a three-way fight for the title with Kenan Sofuoglu and PJ Jacobsen. The Frenchman lies second in the standings, 13 points off the Turkish rider.

Cluzel underwent an operation on Friday night but will more than likely be ruled out of his home race at Magny Cours in two weeks time.

MV Agusta, still chasing the constructor's title, was quick to act in drafting in Terol for the remainder of the weekend. His participation in the remainder of the season seems to depend on Cluzel's recovery time. So far his participation with the team is only confirmed for Jerez.

The 16 time grand prix winner moved to the World Superbike series with Althea Ducati at the beginning of 2015 after an underwhelming second season in the Moto2 class.

The Spaniard's season was far from ideal. After a promising opening round in Phillip Island, where he secured sixth place in only his second race, Terol fractured his right wrist in a fall at Assen.

Two 15th places in Portim?o in June convinced both he and Althea to part company soon after.

MV Agusta currently leads Kawasaki in the Manufacturers standings by one point.

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