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Espargaro to race in United States GP

Aleix Espargaro will line up for Pramac Ducati at Laguna Seca after being told he hasn't suffered any new injuries in his accident at Sachsenring
Aleix Espargaro has been given the green-light to race in the United States Grand Prix after doctors agreed the injuries identified on an x-ray this week were that of an old injury.

Espargaro was involved in the three-bike pile-up that halted the German Grand Prix, the Spaniard being thrown over his Pramac Ducati after colliding with the stricken LCR Honda of Randy de Puniet.

The spectacular accident prompted a trip to the medical centre for a check-up, the ensuing x-rays revealing fractures, even if it was to be determined whether this was a new injury or an old one.

Although initial doctors' reports differed, Espargaro was eventually diagnosed as having not suffered any new fractures in the tumble and will subsequently be able to compete at Laguna Seca.

“I am very sorry for the Sachsenring's race outcome, I fell when I was in twelfth position, but I was very close to the riders ahead of me. I wanted to take part in the second stint, but the regulation prohibits it.

“Luckily I have not broken anything in the fall. I had a little fear when I was in Chemnitz hospital because the doctors had no common opinion on the diagnosis. After the x-ray , some say that my C7 vertebra was broken and that I had to rest for two weeks. Others argued that what they saw was an old fracture and that I would still have no problem to ride my bike next weekend. Fortunately, the final diagnosis was that I haven't got fractures during the fall.

“I have always heard about Laguna Seca's and the Corkscrew myth, I cannot wait to face it and see if the change of direction and the subsequent fast downhill take your breath away as they say. I studied the track with my engineers, it will be very important to start to be fast since Friday and continue to progress in the following days.”

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Espargaro, German MotoGP 2010
Espargaro, German MotoGP 2010
De Puniet, Capirossi, Espargaro, German MotoGP 2010
Espargaro, German MotoGP 2010
De Puniet and Espargaro crash, German MotoGP 2010. Photo courtesy of LCR Honda
Pol Espargaro, Australian MotoGP 2016
Rossi, Aleix Espargaro, Dovizioso Australian MotoGP 2016
Pol Espargaro, Australian MotoGP Race 2016
Aleix Espargaro, Australian MotoGP Race 2016
Rossi, Dovizioso, Espargaro Australian MotoGP Race 2016
Maverick Vinales, Aleix Espargaro, Dovizioso, Australian MotoGP Race 2016
Aleix Espargaro, Australian MotoGP Race 2016
Pol Espargaro, Crutchlow Australian MotoGP Race 2016
Pol Espargaro, Australian MotoGP Race 2016
Aleix Espargaro, Dovizioso, Vinales Australian MotoGP, 23rd October 2016
Dovizioso, Espargaro, Vinales Australian MotoGP 2016
Rossi, Espargaro, Dovizioso Australian MotoGP 2016
Aleix Espargaro, Dovizioso Australian MotoGP, 23rd October 2016

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Blag - Unregistered

July 21, 2010 8:24 PM

"Whats even funnier is that I now work in the Motorcycle roadracing industry." Picking up trash at the track the day after the race hardly qualifies as this! Why do you need to post this in several different threads? Good luck Aleix and speedy recovery!

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