Alex Mariñelarena (right) was injured Thursday in a practice crash. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

(right) was injured Thursday in a practice crash. (Photo: .com)

Alex Mariñelarena has been injured during a Tech3 Racing Team test at the Paul Ricard Circuit in the south of France.

On Thursday afternoon Mariñelarena suffered a heavy fall which knocked him out of consciousness. While the medical staff of the circuit were administering first aid at the scene, the 21 year-old Spanish rider was awake and able speak to the doctors.

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