Scott Redding will try and keep his Moto2 title hopes alive by riding in this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix - less a week after surgery for a fractured left radius bone, near where the arm joins the wrist.

Redding sustained the injury - which required a plate and six screws - in a qualifying accident at Phillip Island, ruling him out of the Australian race and turning a nine-point lead over Pol Espargaro to a 16-point deficit, with just two rounds to go.

20-year-old Englishman Redding had been slated to skip this weekend's round and return for the Valencia finale - his presence in Japan initially described as 'only to support the team and to continue his rehabilitation therapy with the Clinica Mobile staff'.

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However Redding has now been passed fit to ride at Motegi, after a medical examination at the circuit on Thursday.

"There was no way I was going home after Australia, not when there was even an outside chance I could ride in Japan," Redding declared. "Even after the surgery on Sunday morning I knew I was going to Japan to try and ride.

"The surgery was a success, Dr. Andrew Oppy and his staff did a great job, and the recovery has been exactly as expected. From Sunday morning onwards I've been working to restore the movement and strength in my left hand and, as the medical staff here at Motegi have now confirmed, I'm fit to ride.

"I have to undergo another assessment after the two free practice sessions tomorrow, but I'll know straight away whether it's possible to race. If I'm fit to race then the goal has to be to ensure the championship battle goes down to the final round in Valencia, for which I'll have had more recovery time."

Redding will undergo a further assessment by circuit medical staff after FP2 on Friday, which he will also need to pass if he is to participate for the remainder of the weekend.

Marc VDS star Redding, who like fellow Kalex rider Espargaro will move to MotoGP next year, had led the standings since round four. If Espargaro can raise his title advantage to 26 points in Sunday's Motegi race then he will be champion.

LCR Honda's Stefan Bradl has also been given permission to try and ride, in the MotoGP class.