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Fabrizio ready for MotoGP return.

“As consequence we were looking for a valid substitute and Ducati's proposal to take Michel Fabrizio was the optimal choice. The Roman rider, even if still young, has great experience and we believe he can conquer good results."

The only riders ahead of Fabrizio in the WSBK standings are team-mate and title leader Noriyuki Haga (+53 points) and Yamaha star Spies (+46 points) with three rounds to go.

Fabrizio will ride alongside rookie Niccolo Canepa at Brno. Canepa claimed a MotoGP best of eighth last time out at Donington Park, a result that also matched Kallio's best of the season so far.

"The summer break was really useful to re-energise and forget all the small physical problems I had. I am back in full shape and motivated to continue my learning procedure and obtain some more good results like in Donington,” said the Italian. “With the bike the feeling is improving race after race and I believe in Brno I can do well. It is a track where I have already ridden in the past and I like it a lot."



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carboncanyon - Unregistered

August 10, 2009 5:09 PM

I met a lot of the WSBK riders at Miller, and Fabrizio was by far the nicest person. He was also the only one who genuinely seemed to be having fun. He may have made some silly (stupid) mistakes, but he's young still. I like that kid, and I hope he does well at Brno.

nitro nori - Unregistered

August 12, 2009 12:33 PM

Fabrizio more talented than Byrne ? Do me a favour. Shakey would crucify Fabrizio on equal machinery every day. Did you not watch Misano race 1 when Shakey was 20 seconds ahead of everyone in the wet. It takes real talent to be able to do that, and a very smooth riding style. If Byrne had been on the Xerox Duke at Donnington he'd have stuffed Fabrizio in both races by an even bigger margin, not just in race 1.



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