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Avintia's Barbera to undergo surgery after MotoGP training accident

Barbera, Avintia, Phillip Island

Avintia Ducati MotoGP rider Hector Barbera will undergo surgery on Thursday after breaking his collarbone in a training accident.

The Spaniard crashed in a private session at Valencia on Wednesday, and will go under the knife in Barcelona in an operation led by MotoGP medical director doctor Xavier Mir.

MotoGP's next pre-season test starts in Qatar on March 11, ahead of the season opener at the Losail circuit on March 26.

Barbera finished 10th in the championship last year, and will step up from a GP14.2 Ducati to a 2016 Desmosedici this season.

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