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Pirro hospitalised after horror practice crash

Ducati wildcard Michele Pirro has been taken to hospital after suffering a violent crash in Friday's second MotoGP practice session at Mugello. Pirro, who serves as Ducati's designated test rider but is making his customary Italian Grand Prix appearance with the Italian manufacturer, was second in the FP2 timesheets when he crashed heavily less than 20 minutes into the session. As he braked into Turn 1 at the end of the 1.1km main straight, the Ducati's rear tyre lifted off the ground before Pirro was thrown off the bike and high up into the air. The 32-year-old lost consciousness upon impact with the ground and tumbled into the gravel, where he was attended to by medical staff. With the...
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