Marco Melandri says it is his intention to race in the Catalunya Grand Prix, just a week after being forced to skip the Dutch TT with an injured shoulder.
The Italian suffered a nasty fall from the Gresini Honda prior to qualifying, with doctors confirming he shouldn't race at Assen having suffered a major trauma in his shoulder.
However, while he admits he won't be at 'peak physical fitness' this weekend, Melandri has now been given the all-clear to compete in Spain.
"I´m going to Barcelona with the clear objective of putting the disappointments of Silverstone and Assen behind me,” he said. “I will obviously have to wait and see how I feel on the bike after such a big crash in Holland but my determination to race again is huge.
“I have had a lot of treatment on the shoulder since Saturday and even though I still won't be at peak physical fitness I am determined to get back out on track. I really want to build on the progress we made in practice at Assen, where we confirmed our recent progress with the set-up of the bike.
“I hope I am fit and able to continue the recent good work we've been doing so that we can have more to be pleased with by the end of the weekend."