Qatar MotoGP test: Pol Espargaro breaks collarbone in crash
|Sunday, March 9th 2014, 19:49 GMT|
MotoGP rookie Pol Espargaro sustained a broken collarbone in a crash during the final pre-season test day in Qatar on Sunday.
The Spaniard crashed his Tech 3 Yamaha at Turn 6 in the closing hours.
Espargaro was immediately taken to the circuit medical centre, where a broken left collarbone was diagnosed.
He will now be taken to Barcelona for surgery on Monday.
The MotoGP season-opener takes place at the Losail track in a fortnight.
Espargaro graduates to the top class with Tech 3 this year after winning the 2013 Moto2 title. He replaces Ducati-bound Cal Crutchlow as Bradley Smith's team-mate.