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After suffering a partial fracture of the right talus in a motorcross training accident last week, Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) has been cleared as fit to race in the upcoming Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina at Termas de Rio Hondo.
Rins, who evaluated the injury at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona, required no surgery and began physio- and magneto-therapy back in Spain before travelling to Latin America – and is hopeful it won’t cause too much of an issue on the bike this weekend. After coming home top rookie first time out, the track in Argentina is also one he likes, and the Spaniard is excited to experience the circuit on a MotoGP machine for the first time.
Alex Rins: “My first race in Qatar had been a very exciting experience and honestly left with me the feeling that it all went too fast and was too short. I can’t wait to experience again all the emotion of MotoGP. The Argentinian circuit is one I like. I believe I will really enjoy the acceleration with the GSX-RR and I’m expecting the straight to seem to be a lot shorter compared to last year’s Moto2. I had this injury while training last week. It’s not a bad injury but will require some time to recover. I really hope it won’t bother me too much with the pain, as I’m excited to continue learning in this class with my Suzuki.”