Hiroshi Aoyama will assess the condition of his fractured wrist at the start of MotoGP's forthcoming preseason test at Sepang.
The 31-year-old Japanese rider suffered his injury when he fell while training on a motocross bike at a Barcelona circuit in January. His recovery is taking longer than expected, and MotoGP specialist Dr. Xavier Mir has advised him to keep it unstressed for a further week in order to speed the healing process.
That could compromise his participation in the first test of the season, which runs from Feb. 3-4 for CRTs only and then for a further three days with the MotoGP prototypes.
CRT squad Avintia confirmed Aoyama as a full-time rider in 2013 in November last year.
2013 MotoGP pre-season testingVenue Date
Sepang* 3-4 February
Sepang 5-7 February
Sepang 26-28 February
Austin** 12-14 March
Jerez 23-25 March
* Only open for CRTs
** HRC private test