Season leader Dani Pedrosa fractures collarbone

Published: Jul 14, 2013, 02:47 IST | AFP

Spaniard Dani Pedrosa, current leader of the world championships, fractured his collarbone in Saturday's third practice session for the German Grand Prix at Sachsenring.

The Honda MotoGP star, bidding for a fourth straight success at the circuit, injured his collarbone after he failed to negotiate a bend and fell heavily on his shoulder.

Dani Pedrosa
(Inset) Dani Pedrosa during the Free Practice on Saturday. PIC/Getty Images

He was quickly taken to a mobile clinic to undergo a check-up and it was later confirmed he had suffered a small collarbone fracture, but will try to race if he feels fit enough, organisers have said.

Marquez on pole
Meanwhile, Spanish MotoGP rookie Marc Marquez will start in pole position for today’s German Grand Prix after finishing quickest in qualifying on
Saturday. Marquez secured pole with a fastest qualifying time of 1min 21.311sec.

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