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Bautista out of Czech MotoGP

MotoGP rookie Alvaro Bautista could miss the remainder of this weekend's Czech Republic Grand Prix due to a suspected back injury sustained in Saturday morning practice at Brno.

The Rizla Suzuki rider, who missed the Le Mans race (round three) due to a fractured collarbone sustained on a motocross bike, hurt his L1 vertebra in a fall midway through the misty morning practice.

Initially taken to the circuit medical centre on a stretcher, the Spaniard was then transferred to Brno hospital for further checks.

Although no statement from Suzuki has been issued, the official MotoGP website claims that Bautista "will not be fit to race on Sunday."

UPDATE: has now edited its story to read "Subsequent X-rays confirmed there was no fracture to his L1 vertebra, and the Spaniard will undergo a further medical check on Sunday morning to determine whether he can participate in the race."

Suzuki is still to comment.

Tagged as: Brno , Rizla Suzuki

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August 14, 2010 11:58 AM

Such a shame for Alvaro, hope he is ok. He certainly has the toughest job out of all the rookies with the suzuki (shame to say as I like suzuki's!) All the best and hope your back soon.

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