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Espargaro ready to race at #ItalianGP

Espargaro ready to race at #ItalianGP

The Spaniard has been given the green-light to race in this weekend’s Gran Premio d'Italia TIM.

The Team Suzuki Ecstar rider completed a positive ultrasound examination in Barcelona to evaluate the recovery process of his injured right hand.

Further evaluations will be done day-by-day in terms of pain and riding capabilities, after the Spaniard underwent surgery to reconstruct his right thumb ligament that was broken in the crash he had in Le Mans during FP3.

Aleix Espargaro: “I’m happy because doctors said the recovery process is positive and I definitely want to try to race. The crash in Le Mans was one of the worst in my career; I suffered a lot of pain and also my right thumb ligament got broken. Dr. Mir and his colleagues did a great job with the surgery, everything went well and my recovery has been good. I don’t feel 100%, but I definitely want to get back riding and join my team for the race in Italy. This race will be tough, Mugello’s straight is so long and we will probably suffer a little on top-speed, but at the same time the track in its whole is very fast and on this matter our chassis can make a real positive difference. I like fast tracks; this will help me get over this injury and make for a positive weekend.”


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