Enea Bastianini: Successful Surgery but bad News for Bestia's Fans
After Enea Bastianini caused a mass crash in Montmelo, surgery on his fractured hand and ankle was successful. For his fans, however, the Italian has bad news.
After instigating the Turn 1 collision that took out four of his fellow Ducati riders in the process, with Johann Zarco, Alex Marquez, Fabio Di Giannantonio, and Marco Bezzecchi also falling, Enea Bastianini himself was the one worst off.
With a broken left ankle and left hand, he was by far the worst of all those who crashed despite initial concern going the way of his team-mate Pecco Bagnaia who crashed two corners later.
Having had successful surgeries on both fractures on Monday, Ducati revealed that evening the Italian will miss the San Marino Grand Prix as well as the Indian and Japanese Grand Prix later this month as he will have to go through a tedious recovery plan.
Concerning a possible replacement the manufacturer from Borno Panigale has not announced anything official yet, however, it is very likely that test rider Michele Pirro will take over Bastianini’s GP23.
The Italian was planned to be in Misano anyway as a wildcard rider and will probably replacing Bastianini on all of the remaining September races.