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Melandri hurts hand in test fall.

Marco Melandri cracked a bone in his right hand during a big accident at the end of Monday's Catalunya MotoGP test.

The Hayate rider, 14th in Sunday's grand prix and eleventh out of 15 riders at the test, was thrown from his ZX-RR at Turn Six and sustained “a cracked 5th metacarpal in his right hand”, according to the Clinica Mobile.

The Italian also suffered a heavy hit to the head and chipped his left ankle, but is expected to be fit for Assen on June 27.

Melandri currently holds seventh in the world championship standings, after six of 17 rounds.


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El Bigonio

June 16, 2009 5:25 PM

I gotta agree with Maxi Fan on the 2010 statement. With all the talk about the silly season I am surprised there hasn't been more talk about the miraculous year Marco has been giving the Hayate and how it could parlay into a better ride for 2010! This guy deserves a full factory ride, not this pile of Aborted Kawi excrement he has been making due with. Never was a huge fan but you have to respect what he has done on that thing this year. Heal quickly Marco.



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