DISLOCATED SHOULDER: Ducati rider Andrea Iannone dislocated his shoulder in testing, but hopes to race at the French GP. Image: AFP
MUGELLO, Italy - Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone has dislocated a shoulder in a track-test crash but still hopes to race in this weekend's (May 17 2015) French GP.
Ducati said the Italian suffered heavy bruising when he fell at the Arrabiata-2 corner of the Mugello circuit which will host the Italian MotoGP at the end of May, on the last day of the private test session.
Doctors later diagnosed a dislocated left shoulder.
HOPING TO RACE IN FRANCE
The team's website reported: "Over the next three days Iannone will follow treatment agreed with his specialist with the aim of lining up for the start of the French GP at Le Mans."
Iannone is fifth in the 2015 MotoGP championship standings, six points behind Honda's 2014 champion Marc Marquez after a promising first four races of 2015.
He was third - his first MotoGP podium place - in the Qatar season-opener.
Iannone posted a picture on his Instagram account lying on a hospital bed with his left shoulder heavily strapped above a caption (loosely translated to English): Boys assured, we are already in the process of recovery.