Octo Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci looks likely to miss the final pre-season MotoGP test at Qatar after breaking his hand during a testing crash at Phillip Island.The Italian lost the front going into the fast turn eight, breaking the second, third and fourth metacarpal of his right hand.
“It was not an easy test. The weather conditions did not help us working on setup and Danilo's accident is too big a price to pay. It's never the right time to fall and hurt but surely this is a particularly sensitive time,” said team boss Francesco Guidotti.
“It is frustrating, we know. But we must look to the future with strength and determination. We have to focus on the Danilo's recovery, the whole team is with him. We are confident that he will recover soon: the hope is that he will be on track for the GP in Qatar but now is too early to have a clear scenario.”