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Bautista Ruled Out Of Qatar Grand Prix

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Rizla Suzuki will miss the seasons opening race in Qatar after a huge crash in the closing stages of the final practice session under the floodlights tonight.

The Spaniard came unstuck during a high-side at Turn 15 with only 10 minutes to go and upon impact he looked to be in quite alot of pain.

After being loaded onto a stretcher, the Suzuki rider was taken to the Clinica Mobile and was seen to by the circuits doctors. After being examined and with x-rays being taken, it was apparent that Bautista had broken his left femur which will require surgury to insert a pin to help recovery.

The rider was then taken to Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha for further tests and from there a decision will be made whether to operate in Qatar or to send him home to Spain.

We’ll be keeping an eye out for more details from Suzuki on Álvaro’s condition, and we’ll keep you updated.

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