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De Gea replaces injured Fabrizio at WCM

De Gea replaces injured Fabrizio at WCM

De Gea replaces injured Fabrizio at WCM

WCM have called up David De Gea as a last-minute replacement for the injured Michel Fabrizio in the for the Cinzano Rio Grand Prix this weekend.

Fabrizio fractured his ankle in a crash at the Dutch TT less than a week ago and is currently seeing a specialist to determine the extent of the injury, with the team hopeful he will return to action at Sachsenring in a fortnight.

"We're really not sure how long Michel will be out for at this stage but David De Gea is a competent deputy," commented Team Manager Peter Clifford, who ran the Spaniard alongside Chris Burns on a two-stroke Yamaha for much of last season.

"It is definitely a fracture and he is with the specialist right now. The hope is that he will be fit for Sachsenring but we'll have to wait and see."

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MotoGP, 2004

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