Injured Suzuki rider Alvaro Bautista has undergone successful surgery on his broken leg in Qatar.
There had been initial discussion over whether Bautista should be flown back to Spain for treatment after fracturing his left femur in a practice accident on Friday night. The decision was made to carry out the operation in Doha's Hamad Medical Corporation Hospital, with his rehabilitation to take place in Madrid.
A Suzuki statement said Bautista "spent a fairly comfortable, but painful night in the hospital, before going for surgery this morning to re-align and pin the bone. He will be returning to Madrid as soon as his condition is stable enough to allow him to travel and will be immediately visiting renowned surgeon Dr. Angel Villamor to set about the first steps of his recuperation."