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Phillip Island and Sepang

I was taken to the circuit's medical centre and then by ambulance to hospital in Kuala Lumpur where I had a CAT scan. They wanted me to stay in overnight but I persuaded them to let me go back to the hotel.

I had the chance to join Gavin Emmett and Nick Harris for commentary during the Moto2 race which took my mind away from the frustration on not taking part. I hope I was able to give you a slightly different insight into the race.

Since being home, I visited Body Limits in Milton Keynes on Tuesday morning to have the shoulder looked at. It was encouraging news. Despite the pain and discomfort because of ligament damage to front and back of the shoulder they are not torn or ripped.

I will go back on Friday to see if I can ride at the last round of the World Championship a week on Sunday in Valencia. I am climbing the walls back at home as I can't do any training but after so many long flights in the last three weeks it's good to rest up for a few days especially as I'm desperate to ride in that last grand prix, where I won the 125 cc race last year. So fingers crossed for that.

Finally I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Safety Commission, the Sepang Circuit Medical Staff and also Clinica Mobile for their work over the weekend and throughout the season. Without them our sport would not be possible.

My Thoughts and Prayers are with #58.

R.I.P. Marco.

Bradley

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JuiceK - Unregistered

October 26, 2011 11:36 AM

Well said Bradders. Such a sad week in MotoGP. I hope you heal soon and look forward to seeing you mix it at the front of the field soon. Prayers with #58.

TheKingofHB

October 27, 2011 12:36 AM

Yes Bambangbikeride, KevG17 is right. I think he wrote that as soon as the accident happened out of shock. Who didn't think that? Thank you Bradley for The insight you give all of us armchair fans. It's great to get the perspective of someone so embedded in the sport. I do think that they should have a MotoGp Marshall team that travels the world with the series. I know the current track marshalls are trying their best, but after seeing Kato slung onto a stretcher, and Tomizawa and Simoncelli dropped I think it's time to have a professional team who can provide optimal care for the riders.



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