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Determined Crutchlow to ride at Assen

The Briton plans to ride in the Netherlands despite undergoing surgery on the collarbone just over a week ago.
Cal Crutchlow has confirmed he will attempt to ride in the seventh round of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship at Assen, just a week after undergoing surgery on a broken collarbone.

The Tech 3 Yamaha rider was forced to withdraw from his home British Grand Prix after an accident during practice left him nursing a collarbone injury that necessitated surgery.

Nonetheless, while the damage was stated to be worse than that which befell team-mate Colin Edwards a week earlier in Spain, Crutchlow is still planning to compete in the Netherlands.

At worse, Crutchlow will be back aboard the Yamaha YZF-M1 for Thursday practice before a decision is then taken as to whether he will continue for qualifying and the race.

"Assen is another track that I know from my time in World Superbikes, but I will have to see how my shoulder is doing on the bike and go from there,” he admitted. “It is Yamaha's 50th anniversary and I will do my best to be there and support them."



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McbainUK

June 21, 2011 1:43 PM

According to twitter he was out on a two and a half hour bike ride with Bradley Smith yesterday.... christ if it was me I'd still be sulking in bed on a morphine drip getting spoon fed! Slow and steady might not win the race but there's a very good chance you'll pick up some points!



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