Bastianini misses the races in Portimao and Argentina due to a broken shoulder blade

Author of the article: , published March 25, 2023.

Ducati rider Enea Bastianini will have to miss Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix and next week's race in Argentina due to a scapula injury in today's sprint race in Portugal.

Bastianini suffered his injuries when he was attacked by Luca Marini and fell in the process, sweeping his VR46 racing academy teammate off the track. The Italian was transported to the medical center at the racetrack, where the first examination showed a broken collarbone, and then he was taken to the hospital for further tests.

Ducati announced that Bastianini will have to miss Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix and the Argentine Grand Prix next weekend.

The referees also looked at the incident between Bastianini and Marini, but did not decide on a penalty. "I took my line and leaned a bit more to avoid hitting Enea, but my front wheel came off. My engine knocked it over, which I'm sorry about, but these things happen. There is always a risk of this happening, but it would be difficult to judge who is to blame. It was a racing incident and I hope he recovers quickly."

Ducati test and reserve rider Michele Pirro is most likely to take Bastianini's place at the race in Argentina, although the decision has not yet been made official.

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