Motorcycling-Pirro to replace Martin at Pramac for Italian GP

FILE PHOTO: MotoGP - Portuguese Grand Prix - Algarve International Circuit, Portimao, Portugal - April 17, 2021 Pramac Racing's Jorge Martin in action during practice REUTERS/Pedro Nunes/File Photo

(Reuters) - Ducati tester Michele Pirro will stand in for injured Pramac rider Jorge Martin at next week's Italian Grand Prix, the team said on Friday.

Spanish rookie and former Moto3 champion Martin fractured his right hand and ankle in a big crash in Portugal in April and doctors advised him against returning at Mugello after an assessment on Thursday.

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