Portuguese Miguel Oliveira (Aprilia-RNF) fractured his right shoulder blade after crashing on Saturday in the first lap of the MotoGP Qatar GP sprint and will not be able to participate in the Grand Prix on Sunday, his team announced. This is a new blow for the 28-year-old Portuguese, who has already suffered two injuries this season: inflammation of the tendons in his right leg after being hit violently by Marc Marquez (Honda) in Portugal, then a fracture of the right leg. left humerus a few weeks later after a collision with Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) in Spain.
On Saturday, Oliveira, who is also expected to miss the final round of the season next weekend in Valencia, crashed into Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) after heavy braking. The Spaniard suffers from a small fracture on the head of the left fibula and will be examined by the doctors on Sunday before the warm-up to find out if they consider him fit to ride. The two pilots also dragged Italian Enea Bastianini (Ducati) into their fall, who emerged unscathed from this collision and was even able to finish the race.