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Garry McCoy back for Britain

Garry McCoy back for Britain

Garry McCoy back for Britain

Garry McCoy has announced that he is back to full fitness and ready to return to MotoGP action at Donington Park. The Australian has not mounted his Yamaha YZR500 machine since the first day of qualifying at Le Mans six weeks ago, when he temporarily withdrew from the series suffering from pain in the leg he broke during pre-season testing. Since then he has been replaced in the Red Bull Yamaha WCM squad by Jean-Michel Bayle and Alex Hofmann.

`I am feeling pretty good at the moment, I´m walking around normally now on the leg and I´m happy with my recovery,´ said McCoy. `I´ve built up the calf muscle in my broken leg to equal the strength in my good leg and I´ve done plenty of calf-raises to get the muscle bulk back. My ankle is now strong and I've got more movement then ever in the ankle since the operation.´

The gritty 30 year old, who fought through the pain barrier to contest the first three races of the season, is typically determined about his chances in Great Britain. `I´ve never really had a good race at Donington yet so maybe this year things will be better for me. I did not race there last year because of my wrist break and before that in 2000 I qualified on the front row but we had major problems with the tyre choice for the race. Prior to that in 1999 I had a huge highsider on Craner Curve, so I´m due for a good race there.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2002, Gauloises Dutch TT

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