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Pere Riba set to make Motegi return

Pere Riba set to make Motegi return

Pere Riba set to make Motegi return

Pere Riba will return to competitve action in Japan next week after recovering from a skin graft operation on his leg. The Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin rider missed the Cinzano Rio Grand Prix to receive treatment but is now confident he can make an impact at the Gauloises Pacific Grand Prix of Motegi in place of his reliable subsitute Jose Luis Cardoso.

`This rest has been perfect for my leg to heal properly and now I feel on top form both physically and in terms of moral,´ explained the Spaniard. `The bone has had time to heal properly so I decided to race at Motegi. Hopefully I can show once and for all that I am a competitive rider capable of good results.´

Riba has suffered an accident strewn debut season in the MotoGP World Championship and after several falls and injuries he lies at the bottom of the rider standings with just four points.

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MotoGP, 2002

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