Iannone, Pasini, Bradl, Masbou…
In the 125 class warm-up session, while practising his start, Alexis Masbou hit hard Stefan Bradl parked in front of him.
The disastrous impact caused serious consequences to the German rider, who received fractures to his right heel
and fibula and a displaced right tibia fracture. He will return to Germany for the required synthetic surgery. The Frenchman fractured his right hand (second, third and fifth metacarpal and phalanx of his little finger). He will also be operated on and we are unable to predict at the moment when they will return to racing.
In the early stages of the 125 race at Sepang, Andrea Iannone hit Mattia Pasini's bike lying on the track after a crash, and fractured the base of the first metacarpal of his left hand and more seriously, crushed and fractured his third lumbar vertebra without any neurological involvement.
Andrea was referred to hospital for further checks and a probable corset cast. Pasini got away with multiple contusions, particularly to his right ankle and left shoulder, promptly treated at Clinica.
In 250, Hector Barbera suffered a right hand contusion that is not likely to cause him problems for next Sunday's race. Yukio Takahashi, returned to racing here after a long break during which he recovered from a right arm fracture, felt dizzy and faint after the stress of the race. He soon recovered and is now ready to leave to Australia.
Immediately after a great race following Friday's dreadful accident, an exhausted Dani Pedrosa received more medication and physiotherapy for his knee, which was found however in good condition. He will also keep a functional taping on his foot.
The young Spaniard will keep the medication in place until Wednesday and will rest completely to then start preparation for the Phillip Island race next Sunday – which most likely will not be any easier than this weekend's.