Francesco ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia (26) has suffered several bruises in his heavy crash in the Grand Prix of Catalonia, but no fractures. Ducati, the team of the reigning world champion and leader in the current championship, reported this on Sunday. “It was a bit of a shock, but we are very happy that Pecco is healthy and well. He will fly to Italy with the team tonight.”
The Italian had started from pole, but lost control of his front wheel shortly after the start of the race at the Circuit de Catalunya. He flipped over and landed hard on the tarmac. South African Brad Binder, riding behind him, was unable to avoid him and ran over one of his legs. Bagnaia ended up in a hospital in Barcelona.
The first medical examinations already showed that there were no serious injuries, but a CT scan was necessary to make sure that the Italian had not broken anything. “Today I can only say thank you,” Bagnaia herself responded via social media.
Despite his early withdrawals in Catalonia, Bagnaia kept the lead in the World Cup standings. He is on 260 points, 50 more than his first attacker, the Spaniard Jorge Martin.