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Dovizioso breaks collarbone in motocross crash

Tech 3 star the latest MotoGP rider to be injured in pre-season training

PRE-SEASON training has claimed another victim after Andrea Dovizioso broke his collarbone in a motocross accident.

The new Tech 3 Yamaha rider tweeted on Thursday evening: "F*ck, i broke my right collarbone doing motocross." With the accompanying picture of the Italian in hospital.

Dovizioso, who finished a career best of third last season, joins Nicky Hayden as the second rider to injure himself whilst undergoing training. The factory Ducati rider broke his left shoulder riding flat-track on a Honda XR100.

Both riders will be fighting to be fit for the first test session of 2012 at Sepang on January 31st.

You can see the 2012 MotoGP calendar here.