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Bautista declared fit to race in Estoril

Bautista declared fit to race in Estoril

Rizla Suzuki’s Álvaro Bautista has been passed fit to ride at this weekend’s bwin Grande Prémio de Portugal following a medical at the Estoril circuit today.

Bautista was examined by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sarmento and after a thorough assessment of the Spaniard’s condition, he was deemed fit to return to action, with immediate effect. The 26 year old broke his left femur at Qatar only 41 days ago and will make a brave return to MotoGP action tomorrow morning in the first free-practice session, where he will also assess his fitness on the bike. If he is unable to continue for the remainder of the weekend, Rizla Suzuki has Factory test rider Nobuatsu Aoki available to deputise.

Álvaro Bautista, Rizla Suzuki

“I am really pleased I have been given the ok to ride, but I now I must see what it feels like to get on a MotoGP bike. I have done a bit of Supermotard riding and that felt good, but that is nothing like riding the GSV-R. I will see how things go in Friday practice and we will make a decision about the rest of the weekend after that.”

MotoGP, 2011, bwin GRANDE PREMIO DE PORTUGAL, Alvaro Bautista

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