Bulega undergoes surgery after Valencia practice crash

Valentino Rossi protege Nicolo Bulega underwent surgery on a broken ankle on Friday night, the result of a crash during Moto3 practice at Valencia.

Bulega undergoes surgery after Valencia practice crash
Nicolo Bulega, Sky Racing Team VR46
Nicolo Bulega, Sky Racing Team VR46
Nicolo Bulega, Sky Racing Team VR46
Nicolo Bulega, Sky Racing Team VR46 crash

Two-time Moto3 polesitter Bulega was involved in an incident with compatriot Niccolo Antonelli at Turn 3 in the closing stages of second practice on Friday, fracturing his right ankle.

After a check-up at Valencia hopsital, the 18-year-old was taken to the Hospital Nisa Pardo de Aravaca in Madrid to be operated that evening by Dr. Angel Villamor. The operation was a success.

The injury curtails Bulega's season, preventing him from taking part in this weekend's season finale and next week's post-season testing at Valencia on 20-21 November.

With a best finish of fourth at the Sachsenring this year, Bulega lies 11th in the Moto3 points with a race left to run, having also taken pole position in last month's Motegi race.

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