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Pasini determined not to miss his home race in Mugello

Pasini determined not to miss his home race in Mugello

Pasini determined not to miss his home race in Mugello

Mattia Pasini is convinced that he will be fit in time to participate in the Gran Premio Alice de Italia in two-week's time.

The Italian Totti Top Sports-NGS rider had to sit-out the French GP last weekend after cashing during the second free practice session – fracturing his wrist – and is determined not to miss his home race. He has already commenced a rehabilitation programme to shorten his recovery time.

"The injury is fairly complex. I have injured my wrist, including the radius, but I have complete trust in Doctor Costa. I have been undergoing rehabilitation and physiotherapy sessions for a couple of days and I'm sure I'll be able to race in my home race in Mugello."

After taking victory at Shanghai after an impressive battle with his friend and fellow countryman Fabrizio Lai, Pasini´s Le Mans experience ended in disappointment.

"I arrived in Le Mans feeling motivated and very confident after the race in China, but after my fall I had to miss the race. Sometimes things happen and there's nothing more that can be done.

"We started the season with a slightly irregular set-up. In Estoril I had break problems during the race and had to continue with no rear brake. The set-up was perfect in China, though, and I was able to push the bike to the max and take victory."

In spite of the accident that thwarted his chances to race and score points at Le Mans, Pasini is still fifth in the overall 125cc World Championship standings, just 20 points behind leader Mika Kallio, and still has championship victory in his sights.

"Surely my objective should be to fight for the title – I am motivated and I know that I have the capability. However, I know that the 125cc category has many great riders and the competition is fierce. Luthi´s domination of the Le Mans race has been the exception to a very balanced season so far – normally the races are more closely contested."

125cc, 2005, GRAND PRIX ALICE DE FRANCE, Mattia Pasini

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