Moto GP

Test rider Michele Pirro gets the call up at Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati

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Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati test rider Michele Pirro will step in for the injured Danilo Petrucci at the next MotoGP round in Argentina.

Petrucci has been sidelined since breaking three bones in his right hand in a an accident while testing at Phillip Island last month.

The Italian attempted a return to racing at the opening round in Qatar but further damaged the hand and underwent further surgery to rectify the problem last Monday.

There had been speculation that two-time MotoGP champion Casey Stoner would fill in for the team after his ongoing role as a tester for Ducati but Ducati has knocked that on the head for the moment.

Main Photo: Michele Pirro

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