Barberá to miss Australian Grand Prix
8 October 2011 – It has been confirmed by the Aspar Team that Héctor Barberá has been forced to miss next weekend’s Australian MotoGP. The Spaniard, following his accident in Japan, is expected to be dispatched from hospital by no later than Saturday.
Having underdone successful hand surgery in Barcelona, Barberá received a plate and compression screws in a bid to stabilize the multiple breaks to his right collarbone. After leaving the Barcelona clinic, he is allowed no physical activity within five days.