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Poensgen to miss Motegi through injury

Poensgen to miss Motegi through injury

Poensgen to miss Motegi through injury

Katja Poensgen will not be taking part in the Gauloises Pacific Grand Prix of Motegi due to a hand injury sustained at Estoril two races ago. The German rider fought through the pain barrier to compete in Brazil last week but decided to sit out the race after enduring difficulties at the end of the final qualifying session. A scan on her return to Germany revealed a broken bone and ligament damage, which she hopes will have mended in time for the following race at Sepang.

"On the first day at Rio the hand was okay but on the second day I needed painkilling injections and at the end of the session I could hardly get off the bike – not just because of my hand but I also had severe pain in my back," commented the 27 year old, who celebrated her birthday last Friday. "I flew straight back to Europe and after seeing the broken bone the doctor said I should concentrate on getting fit for Malaysia and Australia. It is disappointing but I will be back."

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250cc, 2003

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