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Gibernau targets Catalunya return

Sete Gibernau has targeted a return to action for the Catalunya Grand Prix after undergoing surgery to secure a transversal displaced fracture to the middle of his left collarbone.

The Spaniard sustained the injury in a crash at Le Mans during the second French Grand Prix free practice session of the weekend.

Ruled out of that event, Gibernau will also miss the upcoming round at Mugello in Italy after having a plate and screws fitted to rejoin the bone in an operation at Dexeus Institute in Barcelona.

Although there is no word on whether the Grupo Francisco Hernando Ducati team will seek a replacement for Mugello, doctors are confident Gibernau will be fit in time to compete in the Catalunya Grand Prix in four weeks time.

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Bear - Unregistered

May 19, 2009 10:45 PM

I broke my collarbone many years ago in a bike accident aged 22 (plus tore the ligaments on my left foot). The doc said it may hurt in later years. Now I'm 40, when it's cold, they both ache like hell... the constant pursuit of adrenaline and excitement keeps these MotoGP riders going, but damn, at what cost? My ligament in my foot was nothing compared to Lorenzo in 2008... I wonder what these guys (Gibernau, Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Melandri, Capirosi, Hopkins and many before them) will be like when they are in their 50's? Man, they will be in a LOT of pain, but for sure they will have lead a more exciting life than I ever have! Brave men, all of them...

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