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Moto2: Simon back for Germany

"The main objective this weekend is to see how I feel after the operation and if possible finish the race" - Julian Simon.
This weekend's German Moto2 Grand Prix will see the return from injury for 2010 title runner-up Julian Simon.

Just 41 days after breaking his right tibia and fibula after being tagged by Kenan Sofuoglu at Catalunya, Simon plans to straddle his Aspar-Suter this Friday.

Last Sunday Simon evaluated his condition during a few laps on a Moto2 bike at Albacete and yesterday (Monday) lunchtime he visited the Hospital USP San José so that Dr. Villamor could assess his condition.

Now the Spaniard is clear to compete at a circuit where he celebrated 125cc victory in 2009.

"I love Sachsenring and it is nice that my return will be at this circuit," said Simon. "I have always been fast there although the main objective this weekend is to see how I feel after the operation and if possible finish the race. We will have to see how it goes but I am just looking forward to getting back amongst my team and back on my bike.

"The recovery has been tough, especially the last few days because you get impatient. It has been hard for me to watch the racing from home and now I plan to enjoy every minute on board the bike. We have to be realistic - I won't be at 100% because it was a big injury and I have lost a lot of muscle mass but that takes nothing away from my excitement at going to Sachsenring.

"I was able to get a few laps in at Albacete last Sunday and my feeling in general was very good although it was hard to make the direction changes. The important thing is that my recovery has been constant, without a backward step, and yesterday Dr. Villamor confirmed that the fractures had fused sufficiently for me to ride this weekend.

"He has advised complete rest whenever I am not on the bike and Luis, the physiotherapist who has been overseeing my recovery, will be with me at the circuit."

Despite his success, Simon is yet to win a Moto2 race



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MM - Unregistered

July 12, 2011 2:03 PM

Good to see him back and I hope he manages to win a race this year. Credit to him for phoning from his hospital bed to tell the disciplinary meeting held afterwards at Silverstone that it was just a racing incident and that Sofuoglu should not be blamed for his error despite the serious effect it has had on Simon's season.



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