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Injured riders return for German showdown

Injured riders return for German showdown

Injured riders return for German showdown

Next weekend's Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland marks the return of a number of riders forced to sit out races through injury.

In the premier class, Sete Gibernau and Toni Elias are probable returnees after missing a number of recent races. Gibernau and Elias were absent from the Grands Prix in Assen and Donington, the former after fracturing his collarbone in the Catalunya first corner pile up, and the latter as a result of a shoulder injury suffered in Assen free practice.

The break between the Donington Park and Sachsenring events also gives a chance for MotoGP walking wounded Valentino Rossi, Marco Melandri and Loris Capirossi to recover from injuries.

The 250cc race could see the return of Martin Cardenas, who fractured his collarbone on his Repsol Honda debut. Home rider Dirk Heidolf will be on the track for the first time since the beginning of June, whilst Taro Sekiguchi has ruled out a comeback in Germany and pencils in Brno for his quarter litre reappearance.

Tomoyoshi Koyama has confirmed his participation after three consecutive races on the sidelines with a fractured wrist.


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