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Clement Desalle In Line For Racing Return At This Weekends Czech MXGP

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Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP could be back to full strength for the Grand Prix of Czech Republic and the 14th round of 17 in the FIM Motocross World Championship this weekend.

Clement Desalle has made progress from the pain and discomfort suffered in the wake of his first corner crash at the Swedish round over two weeks ago and is hopeful of joining Kevin Strijbos on the works RM-Z450 in the team‰Ûªs quest for their 14th podium trophy of the campaign.

‰ÛÏI haven‰Ûªt ridden the bike yet but I have had some improvement to the point where I have been able to try some activities like cycling and swimming,‰Û
Clement Desalle has made progress from the pain and discomfort suffered in the wake of his first corner crash at the Swedish round over two weeks ago and is hopeful of joining Kevin Strijbos on Sunday.
Desalle and Strijbos have good reason to look at Loket with optimism regardless of their shape and form. It was around the hilly, slippery hard-pack in 2005 that Strijbos gave the RM-Z450 its first Grand Prix victory. Desalle has won on three occasions; 2009, 2011 and the last coming in 2013 where Strijbos walked the second step of the rostrum for a comprehensive 1-2 finish.

Although he has yet to fully confirm his participation this weekend, Desalle‰Ûªs objective for his comeback will be to get back into his racing groove and keep one eye on the championship standings where he needs to work on a 45 point gap to Jeremy Van Horebeek and second place in the MXGP table.

‰ÛÏI like the track and have had some good results but I won‰Ûªt be 100% so I will just take whatever I can manage,‰Û
Strijbos is chasing his seventh podium finish of the year this weekend - Credit: Suzuki Racing
Strijbos is chasing his seventh podium finish of the year, which already represents his most successful Grand Prix season since 2007. The margin to his team-mate in the standings is 46 points and the Belgian could take advantage of Desalle‰Ûªs weakened state to narrow the deficit and aim for a final top-three slot in the series, something - again ‰ÛÒ which he has not managed since 2007.

That same year was also the scene of his last Grand Prix triumph and it would be a timely achievement if he could taste winner‰Ûªs champagne again at Loket.

‰ÛÏSix podiums now and things have been going well and better than some races in the start of the season, but it would be nice to change a few of those third positions to second or firsts!‰Û

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