Reale Avintia Racing rider Hector Barbera underwent successful surgery today in Barcelona. The surgery, performed by doctor Xavier Mir – Head of the Upper Extremities Surgery and Microsurgery Unit of the Hospital Universitario Dexeus and Head of Traumatology for MotoGP – was a success. Barbera had a fracture of the middle third of his left collarbone with five fragments and Dr. Mir needed one hour and a half to place a 6-hole titanium plate and fix the three smaller fragments with screws of small fragments. It was a difficult operation because and old callus from a previous fracture in the same collarbone, occurred in his teens.

The MotoGP rider crashes yesterday while he was training with a small bike at Circuit de la Comunidad Valenciana Ricardo Tormo test circuits and immediately travelled to Barcelona.

Héctor Barberá will stay in the hospital for 48 hours and he will be able to begin rehabilitation in 4 or 5 days. His participation in the Qatar test next week is still in doubt, but he will certainly have no problem to race in the first Grand Prix of the 2017 season in Qatar from 23 to 26 March.