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Bayliss sidelined by wrist injury

Bayliss sidelined by wrist injury

Bayliss sidelined by wrist injury

Troy Bayliss will not take part in the Japanese Grand Prix after injuring his wrist today in a motorcross accident in Australia. It is not yet known how long the Australian will be sidelined, but he will definitely be forced to miss the next race at Motegi.

"There is not much I can say other than that I am very, very disappointed to be forced out of this race," said Bayliss. "I was really looking forward to racing at Motegi after the tests we completed at Brno and I was training on my own to try and be as best prepared as I could. Now we will have to find out what treatment I need but my objective is to get fit as soon as possible."

It's a severe blow for the Australian that he will not able to compete at a circuit that holds extra significance for his team, with Sito Pons' outfit have taken three successive victories at Motegi over the past three seasons. Alex Barros, who will aim to continue that sequence this coming Sunday, began the winning streak in 2002, taking control of the Honda RC211V for the first time. He was also joined on the podium by then team-mate Capirossi, who finished third.

In 2003 Camel Honda celebrated pole position and a subsequent victory with Max Biaggi in the team colours, whilst last year saw a repeat performance from Japan's own Makoto Tamada, who took pole, won the race and set a lap record in the process.


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