MotoGPMotorcycles

Injured Rossi Replaced By Hayden For Jerez Test

1 Mins read
Valentino Rossi - Photo Credit: Ducati

Valentino Rossi - Photo Credit: Ducati


Nicky Hayden
stepped in for Valentino Rossi as Ducati put more testing miles on the GP12 machine at Jerez today, the final time the Italian squad will run their new 1000cc bike before the end of the season.

Rossi was originally scheduled to ride the 2012 Desmosedici but was advised to rest after injuring the little finger on his left hand in the crash which took him out of the Japanese Grand Prix last weekend. The Italian was involved in a collision with the two factory Yamahas on the first lap and he walked away from the crash scene, showing no immediate signs of injury.

But due to the severity of the pain and swelling in his left hand, Rossi underwent additional X-rays on Tuesday that revealed a hairline fracture at the arthrodesis of the first and second phalanx on his left hand, forcing Hayden to replace him.

Despite the injury, Rossi is not thought to be in any doubt for next weekend's Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island.

Related posts
MotoGP

Oliveira and Tech3 victorious in Styria

3 Mins read
Miguel Oliveira claimed his maiden win in the premier class and for Red Bull KTM Tech3 in a stop-start second AustrianGP.
MotoGP

Espargaro takes maiden pole at home for KTM

2 Mins read
Pol Espargaro takes historic maiden pole for Red Bull KTM in the second visit to the Austrian track.
MotoGP

Dovizioso victorious in drama filled AustrianGP

3 Mins read
Ducati continue their Austria domination as Dovizioso stormed to victory to take Ducati’s 50th victory after a horrendous accident brings out the red flag.

Leave a Reply