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Chris Vermeulen gets green light for Donington

Chris Vermeulen is scheduled to start his first World Superbike race at Donington Park in more than eight months...
Chris Vermeulen will make his first public World Superbike appearance in more than eight months at Donington Park as he edges ever closer to full fitness.

Vermeulen, who tested the Kawasaki extensively for the first time only last week, is scheduled to ride the bike for only the third time since July 2010 during free practice on the Friday.

Though the fact he has had limited time on a race machine recently means his appearance in practice will not guarantee whether he will go on to race, this marks a welcome return to the paddock for the Australian.

"It's great to welcome Chris back into the team and hopefully he can give a good account of himself now he's back to somewhere near full fitness,” said team manager Paul Bird.

This will be the first time Kawasaki has entered with its full compliment of riders, Vermeulen joining Tom Sykes and Joan Lascorz.



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Nick636

March 24, 2011 4:48 AM

So good to hear! Hope you sit out Sunday IF YOU DON'T FEEL 100%, but gr8 to see you feeling good enough to enter! Think that once they work the few gremlins out it'll be the most enthralling inner team battle of the season, they have 3 gr8 riders. GOOD LUCK TEAM GREEN!



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