Pramac Ducati has said rookie sensation Jorge Martin will miss at least two more rounds after his massive crash in FP3 for the Portuguese Grand Prix.
Jorge Martin set the MotoGP world on fire in his debut two rounds, especially Doha. The rookie qualified on pole on Saturday and followed it up with a career first MotoGP podium on the Sunday. It’s arguably the best MotoGP debut since the legendary Marc Marquez in 2013, which is saying something.
Unfortunately, it all came crashing down for Martin at Portugal, sustaining many broken bones in a horrible accident in FP3. It has already been confirmed that Tito Rabat will replace the Spaniard for the Spanish Grand Prix this coming weekend, as usual Ducati test rider Michele Pirro will be busy testing the Ducati at Mugello that weekend.
Martin has recently undergone surgery for some of his fractures. The breaks in his right hand and ankle were treated surgically, with the kneecap fracture being treated by arthroscopy. The breaks in his right wrist and left hand were treated without the need for surgery.
Martin will stay in hospital for observation over the next few days as his recovery begins, hopefully only keeping him off the bike for a couple rounds.
His team, Pramac, has confirmed that Martin will miss round five at Le Mans as well, though it is unclear whether Pirro or Rabat will replace him on May 16th.