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Vermeulen ready to pounce in San Marino

Author: Ingrid Roper

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Chris Vermeulen
Sunshine Coast motorcycle racing star Chris Vermeulen can finally see light at the end of the tunnel.

After an injury-ravaged world superbike campaign, Vermeulen has earmarked round eight of this year‰Ûªs championship in San Marino for a massive turnaround in fortunes.

The Yandina resident, who turns 28 on June 19, injured his right knee in a high-speed crash at the Phillip Island season opener, which eventually required surgery and a short period of convalescence before he returned to action at round four in the Netherlands.

But he‰Ûªs been in an strange place ever since, safe in the knowledge that he can‰Ûªt do any more structural damage to the recuperating knee ‰ÛÒ but with the sobering fact that he will probably require a full reconstruction once he retires from racing.

‰ÛÏEveryday life hasn‰Ûªt been such a hassle for me (since getting the injury), and if I was a builder or house painter I would be fine,‰Û

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