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Simón fighting to be fit for season finale

Simón fighting to be fit for season finale

Simón fighting to be fit for season finale

Julián Simón is facing a race against time as he continues his recovery from the radius fracture he sustained in Australia which sidelined him for last weekend's Turkish GP. However, the Spanish rider expects to make be back for the last round of the season, to be held next weekend at Valencia.

"I won't be 100% fit, but the last race of the season is at home, on a track I like and where there will be many supporters," said Simón. "I have just signed for the next two seasons with KTM and I'm very grateful to them, so I want to do my best at this last race, even if it's tough for my arm."

"I will barely able to make it back for Valencia. I have a medical check scheduled for today (Wednesday) and they will replace the plaster cast. I also have to get on with rehabilitation, but, as I can't move my arm, there's not much I can do."

Last week, Simón travelled to Istanbul but doctors and the Red Bull KTM team ruled him out of racing at the Turkish circuit.

"After speaking with the Clinica Mobile staff we chose to not race as it was way too risky," Simon continued. "It was a shame because it's always sad to miss a Grand Prix, especially after having good races in Malaysia and Qatar where I started from the front row."

Simón is currently seventh overall in the 125cc World Championship - the highest-placed Spaniard in the category. He secured his maiden win in the minor class earlier this year at Donington Park.

125cc, 2005

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