WSBK » Vermeulen returns after six months out

Though weather hampers his mileage, Vermeulen is satisfied with the progress of his knee.

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January 11, 2011 11:36 PM

"He has already missed 2nd day of testing due to his knee. He wont ride this year i dont think"

That would be a shame to end a career that way. For his mental health alone I hope he is able to compete this year.

Chriszx6r - Unregistered

January 12, 2011 12:36 PM

@ valencia2006

Disagreed with you with regards to the Syksie comment. Tom has proven he can run at the front (Imola 2010) on a even playing field (all teams virtually 0% practice time).

Furthermore Tom has had the most experience on the new bike and has been riding competetively for the past 6 months and is 100% fit.

Even if, on record, Vermeulen is the better rider Tom is no slouch either and given the past 6 months Tom is in a better position to beat Vermin.

Let me just say tho - I am a big fan of both riders - Vermin was awesome on the Ten Kate

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

January 12, 2011 12:42 PM

Max - where did you get your info?

In todays MCN Paul Bird says Vermeulen may not be fit for the opening round - also the team only have 4 bikes not 6 for the 3 riders.

Today (12th) is due to be a rest day with more testing on 13th and 14th.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

January 12, 2011 12:46 PM

Steve Jackson is right - the rider in the picture looks porky enough to be Karl Harris - if that is Chris Vermeulen, carrying that amount of lard around isn't going to help his knee recover!

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