Jorge Martín will be operated this afternoon in Barcelona. Tito Rabat will be riding the Ducati Desmosedici GP for team Pramac Racing in the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.
Due to last Saturday’s big crash, Jorge Martin will undergo surgery this afternoon at the Dexeus University Hospital in Barcelona. This will be in an attempt to reduce fractures to the metacarpal of his right thumb, the right malleolus and left tibial plateau. Tito Rabat will be taking Martin’s place for the Spanish GP in Jerez de la Frontera, which is scheduled to be from the 30th of April to the 2nd of May at the Angel Nieto circuit.
Michele Pirro, on the 29th and 30th of April, will be engaging in two days of testing at Mugello. This will prove to be very important preparation, in order to perform in the best possible way for Ducati’s home race. Pramac Racing, in agreement with Ducati, has therefore decided to offer Esteve “Tito” Rabat the opportunity to race in the Spanish GP at Jerez on the Desmosedici GP21. The Catalan rider, who will turn 32 on the 25th of May, was the Moto2 World Champion in 2014. He has also been racing in the last 3 years for MotoGP Team Esponsorama Avintia. He therefore knows both the Ducati bike and the Michelin tires very well.
This year Tito Rabat is racing in the Superbike World Championship for Barni Racing Team on the Panigale V4 R, to which Pramac Racing and Ducati are thanking for the willingness and collaboration they have shown on this occasion.