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McCoy comes back to the scene of bittersweet memories

McCoy comes back to the scene of bittersweet memories

McCoy comes back to the scene of bittersweet memories

This weekend, the Red Bull Yamaha aussie rider, Garry McCoy will come back to the Estoril circuit, which was the scene of bittersweet memories, as he clinched great results there, but that was also where started his injury-plagued season earlier this year. In 2000, he started from the pole position and took one of his three career wins in the blue riband class.

Last year, McCoy was back on the rostrum at Estoril, as he took the flag in third position, behind Rossi and Capirossi. During the 2002 pre-season, the 30 years old Australian discovered the nasty side of the Portuguese track as he crashed on the first day of the IRTA tests, and sustained fractures to the tibia and fibula. Theses injuries hampered his performance during the early stages of the season.

McCoy raced in Suzuka, but failed to score points. In Welkom, he took 10th, and 15th in Jerez. For the French Grand Prix in Le Mans, he was substituted by Bayle, after deciding to step back at the end of the first practice session. Then, he missed four races in order to come back fully fit in Donington. This weekend, he comes back to a circuit that played an important part in his career.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2002, Grande Premio Marlboro de Portugal

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