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Neukirchner, Tamada ready to return

Max Neukirchner and Makoto Tamada are lined up to make their return to the World Superbike Championship fray during mid-season testing at Imola having made a sufficient recovery from injuries sustained in the same accident at Monza.

Both Neukirchner and Tamada haven't ridden a bike since being involved in a first turn accident around the Italian circuit, the former breaking his leg and the latter breaking his wrist.

For Neukirchner, the return to competition will come after a successful recuperation from a broken femur, one that many feared would rule him out for the remainder of the season.

As it happens, the German is destined to return to competition at Brno, but he is also hoping to throw his leg over the Suzuki Alstare Brux machine at Imola for the annual pre-season test.

Kawasaki rider Tamada will join him in returning, the Japanese rider now fully recovered from his ailments.

Following a tough start to his season, not helped by the success of replacement Sheridan Morais and Jamie Hacking, Tamada will be eager to expand on his current two points haul when also makes an appearance in the Czech Republic.


Tagged as: Kawasaki , Suzuki , Brno , Neukirchner , Imola , Tamada

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Mustang - Unregistered

July 08, 2009 6:48 AM

Have to agree with the comments about Morias above. For me Hacking has been unimpressive even at his home round - why they keep giving him the ride....?? Suzuki must be really happy at Max return, please can we have a Suzuki at the front end of an SBK race - or any race for that matter. I find it so hard to belive Suzuki put up with such poor performances and make no changes to the rider line up.



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