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Barros walking wounded after practice crash

Barros walking wounded after practice crash

Friday 13th provided some worrying moments for a number of MotoGP riders, with the first premier class practice session at Sachsenring playing host to a multitude of crashes.

Friday 13th provided some worrying moments for a number of MotoGP riders, with the first premier class practice session playing host to a multitude of crashes. The ugliest looking of said incidents was a tumble from Alex Barros, who was flung from his Desmosedici GP7 and caught underneath it on his journey through the gravel trap.

Having experienced some severe sliding on his right hand along the tarmac, the Brazilian was swiftly taken to the Clinica Mobile to have a cut on the extremity cleaned and stitched up. The Pramac dAntin Ducati rider was able to return to action in the second practice session of the day, during which he clocked the seventh fastest time.

Speaking just after dismounting his bike, Barros extended his thanks to those who had treated him, and commented positively on the performance of his bike.

I have to extend a big thank you to the Clinica Mobile and Doctor Costa, because I was able to ride again three hours after hurting myself. I had some stitches put in my hand, I think maybe 16, but I am lucky to be able to get back so quickly. The good news is that the bike is going well, and seventh is a good position to have today, noted the veteran.

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MotoGP, 2007, ALICE MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Alex Barros

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