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Dovizioso to have plate removed

Andrea Dovizioso to have plate removed from shouldr in early December.
2013 factory Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso is to undergo surgery.

The Italian, taking over countryman Valentino Rossi's Desmosedici seat after rejuvenating his career with six podiums at Tech 3 Yamaha this year, is to have a plate removed from his shoulder.

The metalwork was inserted to help heal a fractured right collarbone, sustained in a motocross accident in January.

Speaking at this weekend's Monza Rally Show, quotes Dovizioso as saying he will have the plate removed on December 4, following Ducati's private test at Jerez (from November 28-30) and a charity Supermoto race in aid of the Marco Simoncelli Foundation (December 1-2).

Dovizioso will then have until the opening official test of 2013, at Sepang in early February, to regain fitness.

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Busa Boy - Unregistered

November 26, 2012 5:28 PM

I hope he recovers his strength quickly for his wrestle with the Ducati.He will need it! Hope to see Dovi put the red beast back on the podium a few times next year.

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