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Locatelli makes emotional race return

Locatelli makes emotional race return

Simply finishing today's 250cc race like a victory for Roberto Locatelli, who was competing in his first Grand Prix since suffering serious injuries at Jerez in March.

Simply finishing today's 250cc race like a victory for Roberto Locatelli, who was competing in his first Grand Prix since suffering serious injuries at Jerez in March.

The Italian was back in the saddle at Le Mans two weeks ago for practice sessions onboard his Metis Gilera machine, but was advised against a return to full competition until Mugello. Locatelli spoke to motogp.com after the race to explain his condition.

"Just to finish, it is so good for me to be back!" said the former 125cc World Champion. "Right now I am so tired, it was a difficult race but every time I ride and rehabilitate my leg more I feel better and better."

Still sore from the multiple injuries sustained on Spanish soil at the second Grand Prix of the season, Locatelli's return to Barcelona next week will be another interesting occasion for the experienced veteran.

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250cc, 2007, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE, Roberto Locatelli

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