Laverty to have surgery tomorrow in Barcelona

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Aspar Ducati has confirmed that Eugene Laverty will have surgery tomorrow in Barcelona to repair a fracture to his left radius. The 29 year old suffered the injury in a fast crash at turn seven during today’s second day of testing at Jerez that also left him with a dislocated shoulder.

Regular MotoGP surgeon Di Xavier Mir will perform the operation in the Hospital Universitario Quiron Dexeus in Barcelona.

 “It’s a disappointing end to a good day of testing,” said Laverty. “We made good progress with the new electronics and the last exit before I crashed was probably the first time we had the bike working correctly. The lap times were getting better and then I crashed, so I’m disappointed.

“It would always be nice to do another day but the positive thing is that the bike is working well, we are not too far away from the others and Yonny can continue to test tomorrow. Also the Ducati guys are making a big effort so the aim right now is to recover and return in Sepang in a good way.” 

There are two months until the first test of 2016 at Sepang.

Steve English

By Steve English