Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Tito Rabat will not participate in the third and final day of testing at the Sepang International Circuit today, after crashing heavily at Turn 11 on Tuesday.
Rabat crashed during the final hour in a day of testing that was heavily disrupted by rain.
The former Moto2 World Champion was initially treated at the circuit medical centre before being transported to hospital in Putrajaya for further assessment of his injuries.
Once a full medical assessment has been completed, Rabat will return to Europe for treatment and rehabilitation in a bid to be fit for the next MotoGP test at Phillip Island, which starts on 15th February.
"This is not the start to testing we were looking for, as Tito will not be able to ride tomorrow after his big crash at Turn 11,” said Michael Bartholemy, Team Principal. “He is still in the hospital in Putrajaya undergoing a thorough examination, but what we know so far is that he has a lacerated left knee, injuries to two of the toes on his left foot and pain in his right wrist. Once these injuries have been fully assessed he will return to Europe for further treatment and rehabilitation.”
“The delay due to the weather this morning wasn't ideal for any of the teams. As we saw last year at the race, this track takes a long time to dry since being resurfaced and that cost us track time today. The good news is that it looks like they have a solution to the problem, so we can expect an improvement when we return for the race in October."