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Melandri injured in Friday practice

Marco Melandri has been ruled out of the remainder of the Assen weekend after injuring his shoulder in a morning practice fall.

The San Carlo Honda Gresini rider ran straight on at the new, ultra-fast, Ruskenhoek turn after 12 minutes and suffered a big highside when he rejoined the track. The Italian walked away holding his left arm.

Melandri has now been officially diagnosed with a dislocation of the left shoulder and is therefore 'unfit to race'.

Melandri becomes the third member of the full time 2010 grid to be sidelined - after Valentino Rossi and Hiroshi Aoyama - and the fourth rider to miss a race this year, with Alvaro Bautista skipping Le Mans due to a collarbone injury.



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Hookem

June 25, 2010 10:27 AM

"When are Ezpeleta and Ippolito gonna call time on the factories making the rules up to suit themselves?" After the factory's have squeezed every last penny out of MotoGP. Had to make the rookie rule to force the factory's to help fill the grid. Had to come up with bringing 1000cc bikes back much like Moto2 because of the factory's. A factory killed the 250 class. The factorys are killing MotoGP and the stupid part is we are going to get another year of them gutting the series. The tire pressure and temperature sensors could very well be the reason so many guys are crashing. That or Bridgestone is having problems. Hope Marco gets well soon. :rolleyes:

jimmy - Unregistered

June 25, 2010 10:55 AM

Everything must be cheaper. MotoGP, World Supers... A small private team must be able to build own bike or buy a bike for reasonable price from factories (as it used to be in good ol' times of 500cc). In WSBK bikes should have only necessary modifications in comparison with their road legal models. I'll rather see 3 seconds a lap slower races with 30 stable entries than this... :rolleyes:



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