MotoGP Valencia: Bagnaia ruled out after pitlane crash

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Pramac Ducati rider Pecco Bagnaia has been ruled out of this weekend’s final MotoGP round of the 2019 season with a concussion and small left wrist fracture following a pitlane crash at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia.

The Italian was exiting the pitlane on his satellite Desmosedici and was spotted on the floor, clearly shaken up by what had happened. Circuit CCTV cameras caught the incident, where it showed exactly what had happened.

Bagnaia was seen braking hard on his front tyre, losing balance, the Italian was then thrown violently over his handlebars and onto the cold tarmac.

He was transported to a local hospital where scans revealed a small fracture in his left wrist, but also with memory loss, unable to recall what happened in the incident. With obvious concerns regarding long term health and concussion issues, the rookie’s 2019 season was brought to an abrupt end, being ruled out of the weekend.

There has been no confirmation yet, but Bagnaia is also expected to miss next weeks post-race test, missing out on a chance to get some valuable laps on a GP19, ahead of Ducati rolling out the new 2020 machine in Sepang early next year.