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McCoy ruled out for six to eight weeks

McCoy ruled out for six to eight weeks

McCoy ruled out for six to eight weeks

Red Bull Yamaha have announced that Garry McCoy´s ongoing right leg injury has forced him out of the MotoGP World Championship for the next six to eight weeks. McCoy broke his lower leg in both the tibia and fibula at the IRTA test in Estoril back in February but he returned to contest the first three races of the season.

However, he was in extreme discomfort and after the first day of qualifying at Le Mans ten days ago he decided he was unfit to race and was replaced by Jean Michel Bayle. An MRI Scan later revealed the problem to be bone growths at the site of a nasty break sustained in August 1998 at Brno, with the Australian´s most recent injury aggravating the old problem.

`It is obviously very disappointing for Garry to miss so many races this season,´ said Team Manager Peter Clifford. `Bayle made great progress on the bike over the two days at Le Mans and he has tested for us at Mugello quite recently. We anticipate him helping to continue to develop the bike and tyres so that John Hopkins has the best support and so that Garry has good equipment when he returns.

MotoGP, 2002

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