Pecco Bagnaia Determined to Race Misano MotoGP

Francesco Bagnaia was left to contemplate a miraculous escape from serious injury after being run over by Brad Binder’s KTM in a horrific first-lap crash at the Catalunya MotoGP, September 3. The current world number one suffered no fractures in the collision and was released from the hospital that night to travel back to Italy with the aid of crutches.

Francesco Bagnaia gives the thumbs up on the medical board after his massive high-side.

“Pecco Bagnaia has sustained multiple contusions, but further medical checks have shown no fractures,” read a statement from Ducati Corse Team Manager Davide Tardozzi. “He’s just sore but nothing broken. We really cross our fingers he’ll be in Misano next week.”

On the cause of the huge high-side exiting turn two, Bagnaia said, “I had very low grip from the warmup lap. It was not a normal high-side; it’s very

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