Moto GP

Alvaro Bautista at home and on the mend

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After breaking his collor bone in a motocross training accident - which required plated - and then high siding at the recent Le Mans Moto GP round, Rizla Suzuki's Alvaro Bautista is now at home resting and looking foward to the next round of the MotoGP season at Mugello.

"I am back in Spain now recovering and trying to get healthy for the next round in Mugello. I am feeling stronger everyday and will soon be able to train properly to get ready for the next race," Bautista said.

"The operation went very well after the motocross crash and I thought I would be able to race at Le Mans, but MotoGP bikes are very demanding machines to ride and the pain on Friday afternoon was really bad.

"So, I had a pain-killing injection for Saturday morning and everything felt much easier. Unfortunately, I then had the biggest high-side you can imagine and had to retire from the weekend. I didn't really do any extra damage to my shoulder - luckily - but I did aggravate some bruising around my ribs and hurt my back a bit, which made it hard to breathe properly, so it was better for me to go home than try to race and make it worse.

"This was not the start I wanted for my Suzuki and MotoGP career: I have actually done more blogs for the site now than I have finished races, but I am determined to put that right soon. We go to Mugello next week which is a great track and a fantastic atmosphere. I am sure Loris will be fired up for there and I hope he can get a bit a good luck after what happened to him at Le Mans.

"Then we go to Barcelona which is a very special place for all the Spanish riders because you can feel every fan pushing you and wanting you to go fast, so it is a very good feeling to be there. I've won there before and the emotion of crossing the line first in a home GP is like no other," the Spaniard concluded

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