Barbera Breaks Collarbone, Questionable for Qatar

Avintia now Reale Esponsorama Racing

Ducati satellite rider Hector Barbera could miss the season opener March 26 at Qatar after being scheduled for surgery Friday to repair a broken collarbone suffered in a training accident on a 600.

Barbera, 30, finished a career-best 10th in the MotoGP standings in 2016 for Avintia, with which he is staying for a fourth season this year under the new name Reale Esponsorama Racing. He will race on a 2016-spec Ducati this season.

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