Tamada set to return for Valencia

Makoto Tamada is likely to be back in action for the next round of the World Superbike Championship at Valencia after medical checks revealed he hasn't broken his pelvis.

The Japanese rider, a three-time winner at WSBK level, was forced to skip the latest round in Qatar after suffering a heavy impact in a crash just before the races, one which left him with a suspected broken pelvis and broken toe.

Although it was confirmed he has broken his toe, Tamada has not caused any major damage to his pelvis, an injury which had threatened to rule him out of the upcoming races.

As such, Tamada will be back on the Kawasaki in Spain, alongside team-mate Broc Parkes, where he will be bidding to record his first points of the year.

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Kiyo Rulz - Unregistered

March 25, 2009 6:24 PM

I don't agree that Tamada is mid-pack at best - for instance, he is better than Laconi and Fabrizio, who consistently run ahead of him. Tamada won MotoGP races. His results declined when he started getting rides for mediocre teams, like Konica Minolta Honda (where Shinya Nakano struggled as well) and Tech3 Yamaha (which ran on uncompetitive Dunlop tyres at the time). Since his move to Kawasaki, he has been a shadow of his real self, due to bad machinery. I think that if he was on a Honda, Yamaha or any other bike, he would be doing much better, getting podiums and also some wins. But that is the way it can go.

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