Rizla Suzuki's Alvaro Bautista has been passed fit to ride at this weekend's Portuguese Grand Prix, following a medical at the Estoril circuit today.

Bautista was examined by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sarmento and after a thorough assessment of the Spaniard's condition, he was deemed fit to return to action with immediate effect.

Bautista broke his left femur during practice for round one in Qatar only 41-days ago and will now make a return to MotoGP action tomorrow morning in the first free practice session for the Portuguese Grand Prix, where he will also assess his own on-bike fitness.

If Bautista is unable to continue for the remainder of the weekend, Rizla Suzuki has Factory test rider Nobuatsu Aoki available to deputise.

"I am really pleased I have been given the ok to ride, but I must now see what it feels like to get on a MotoGP bike," admitted Bautista. "I have done a bit of Supermotard riding and that felt good, but that is nothing like riding the GSV-R. I will see how things go tomorrow morning and we will make a decision about the rest of the weekend after that."



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