Andrea Iannone will not participate in the remainder of the Misano MotoGP weekend after a crash during practice on Friday.
Ducati rider Iannone came off his bike at Turn 13 during the opening practice session for the San Marino Grand Prix.
The Italian landed on his back, sustaining a fractured D3 vertebra as confirmed by a CT scan conducted at a local hospital following the crash.
The final check-up results confirms that, he is unfit for remaining part of the Misano MotoGP race events.
It is not yet known how serious his injury is, but Andrea will be unable to continue with the weekend’s racing.
Iannone will probably need to rest for a couple of weeks, but an exact recovery time is not known as yet.
“I think in the end I have a chance [to race at Misano], it will be tough but I will try my best to get back on the bike,” Iannone posted on social media on Friday.
“In the first FP1 run on my fifth lap I slipped and lost the front at Turn 13, then I started to roll in the gravel,” Iannone said just after the incident.