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Hodgson breaks two ribs in France crash

Hodgson breaks two ribs in France crash

Hodgson breaks two ribs in France crash

Neil Hodgson remains stuck on zero points after three rounds of the MotoGP World Championship and this weekend heads home with the added pain of two broken ribs after crashing out of the Grand Prix Polini de France. The World Superbike Champion is finding life tough in the premier-class of motorcycle racing but insisted he would be back when the series returns in three weeks time at Mugello.

It was two corners from the end of the first lap and I felt the front end start to slide, explained the British rider. I went down in instalments and Hopkins and Abe came with me.

I think one of the bikes hit me and broke my two ribs, as well as cutting my arm, which needed a couple of stitches. It is painful but Im okay and Ill just try and relax over the next couple of weeks to get fit for Mugello.

Team Manager Luis DAntin admitted it had been a frustrating start to the season for his team, even though they picked up their first points of the season through Ruben Xaus, but expressed his faith in his riders.

Neil will need a bit of time to recover but luckily its not such a bad injury. Were having a tough time at the start of this season and its frustrating because in the team we know the potential our riders have and we want them to be able to show it., commented the Spaniard.

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MotoGP, 2004, GRAND PRIX POLINI DE FRANCE

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