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Crutchlow vows to attempt Assen comeback

21 June 2011

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."