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Stoner confirms he will race in Indianapolis

Stoner confirms he will race in Indianapolis

After suffering a variety of fractures to his ankle, tibia and fibula along with torn ligaments due to his spectacular high side crash during qualifying yesterday, Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner has confirmed he will be on the grid for the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix today.

Stoner arrived at the track early this morning and was greeted by a team of local doctors from the Circuit Medical Centre. After some initial tests they confirmed that they were satisfied with Casey's movement and mobility and declared him fit to race, if he felt comfortable to do so. The ankle was heavily strapped and supported, and his Alpinestars boot modified to allow Casey to ride in this morning's twenty-minute warm up session. Although painful, the current World Champion reported that he felt comfortable on the bike and would like to take part in the 28-lap race.

Local doctors will give him a 60mg Toradol injection an hour before the race to dull the acute pain, along with Aspalgin to help him manage for the 45 minute race.

Press release courtesy of Repsol Honda Team.

MotoGP, 2012, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, Casey Stoner, Repsol Honda Team

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