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Video: Pol Espargaró, transferred to the hospital after a spectacular fall

The third practice session of the Valencia GP ended earlier than expected and in an uneventful way for Pol Espargaró.

The Repsol Honda rider was facing the last section of the track when, at the entrance to turn 13 of the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Cheste, the penultimate one, very open and to the left, he was spat into the air as the rear tire of his prototype lost grip and unable to regain control.

(Watch the drop ‘by ears’ in this DAZN video before reading on)

 

After a flight of more than eight meters, the youngest of the brothers from Granollers (Barcelona) landed violently against the asphalt, taking a tremendous blow to the area of the back.

The health services immediately jumped onto the track to help the Catalan, transported on a stretcher to the ambulance, and immediately sent to the facility’s clinic, where the doctors carried out the first check-ups.

The first review does not show any broken bones, but he was transferred to the Valencia hospital to corroborate these first results.

Ángel Charte , medical director of the World Cup, explained: “He arrived confused and with a lot of chest pain, especially in the right area. The neurological examination is normal, and it is true that at the chest level there may be some type of rib injury “.

“The rest of the examination is strictly normal, but we sent him to the hospital to carry out the corresponding scans. He has a small injury to his right wrist, which we have not seen radiologically either. But I am very calm.”

(Aleix Espargaró’s reaction to his brother’s accident)

 

With Marc Márquez absent due to injury, Pol Espargaró is postulated as a key player in the two test days that will take place next week (Thursday and Friday) in Jerez, where the teams must specify the path to follow in the development of the motorcycles of 2022.

Espargaró is ruled out for qualifying this Saturday, and it must also be remembered that Honda decided not to replace Márquez with Bradl this weekend as it had done on numerous occasions. Therefore, if Espargaró fails to recover for Sunday, the HRC team would not contest the last round of the year with any bike.

The photos of the FP3 of the Valencia GP 2021 of MotoGP

Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

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Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

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Takaaki Nakagami, Team LCR Honda

Takaaki Nakagami, Team LCR Honda

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Takaaki Nakagami, Team LCR Honda

Takaaki Nakagami, Team LCR Honda

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Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

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Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

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Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

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Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

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Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

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Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

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Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

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Alex Márquez, Team LCR Honda

Alex Márquez, Team LCR Honda

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Alex Rins, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Alex Rins, Team Suzuki MotoGP

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Andrea Dovizioso, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Andrea Dovizioso, Petronas Yamaha SRT

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Andrea Dovizioso, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Andrea Dovizioso, Petronas Yamaha SRT

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Andrea Dovizioso, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Andrea Dovizioso, Petronas Yamaha SRT

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Andrea Dovizioso, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Andrea Dovizioso, Petronas Yamaha SRT

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Andrea Dovizioso, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Andrea Dovizioso, Petronas Yamaha SRT

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Andrea Dovizioso, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Andrea Dovizioso, Petronas Yamaha SRT

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Danilo Petrucci, KTM Tech3

Danilo Petrucci, KTM Tech3

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Danilo Petrucci, KTM Tech3

Danilo Petrucci, KTM Tech3

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Danilo Petrucci, KTM Tech3

Danilo Petrucci, KTM Tech3

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Danilo Petrucci, KTM Tech3

Danilo Petrucci, KTM Tech3

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Danilo Petrucci, KTM Tech3

Danilo Petrucci, KTM Tech3

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Danilo Petrucci, KTM Tech3

Danilo Petrucci, KTM Tech3

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Enea Bastianini, Esponsorama Racing

Enea Bastianini, Esponsorama Racing

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Enea Bastianini, Esponsorama Racing

Enea Bastianini, Esponsorama Racing

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Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

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Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

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Rossi fans at the Valencia circuit

Fans de Rossi en el circuito de Valencia

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Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

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Iker Lecuona, KTM Tech3

Iker Lecuona, KTM Tech3

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Iker Lecuona, KTM Tech3

Iker Lecuona, KTM Tech3

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Iker Lecuona, KTM Tech3

Iker Lecuona, KTM Tech3

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Iker Lecuona, KTM Tech3

Iker Lecuona, KTM Tech3

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Jack Miller, Ducati Team

Jack Miller, Ducati Team

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Jack Miller, Ducati Team

Jack Miller, Ducati Team

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Jack Miller, Ducati Team

Jack Miller, Ducati Team

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Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

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Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

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Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

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Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

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Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

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Jorge Martin, Pramac Racing

Jorge Martin, Pramac Racing

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Luca Marini, Sponsorrama Racing

Luca Marini, Esponsorama Racing

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Maverick Viñales, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Maverick Viñales, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

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Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

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