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French MotoGP: Josh Herrin back for Le Mans

"Watching the Championship on TV is no fun at all once you have been on track with these guys" - Josh Herrin.
Josh Herrin will be looking to make a fresh start to his rookie Moto2 campaign when he returns from injury at Le Mans this weekend.

The reigning American Superbike champion missed Argentina and Jerez after breaking his collarbone while training on a Supermoto bike. It was the latest setback for Herrin, who has been involved in first lap accidents in both previous events.

“I'm pleased to say that my recovery has gone really well,” said Herrin. “Missing the last two rounds has been frustrating for me but it has allowed my collarbone to heal as well as giving me the time to build up my training again so that I am in a good condition for Le Mans.

“Watching the Championship on TV is no fun at all once you have been on track with these guys, so I'm really excited to get back on the bike and go racing again. Le Mans is a new track for me to learn but hopefully I can get up to speed quickly and challenge for the points.”

Le Mans will be the home event for team-mate Johann Zarco who claimed the team's first points with eighth place in Spain. Zarco qualified on the front row and fought for a podium in last year's damp French race, eventually finishing fifth.

“Last year in Le Mans I had a good race so that means it is possible to do well again as I'm feeling much better on the Caterham Suter. I am a lot more confident on the bike and we have the ability to fight for the podium, but we will see,” said Zarco.

“I don't want to put too much pressure on myself coming into my home race as for sure at the French Grand Prix there will be more things to do compared to normal, but I am still not a superstar so I will control it as well as possible.”

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