Pere Riba aims for Brno return
Pere Riba says his broken leg won’t be 100 per cent in time for the Czech GP at Brno on August 25, but he’s going to race anyway.
Riba says; " I’m feeling better and my condition is improving. I don’t think I’ll be fully fit for Brno, but that’s the way it is in this sport. "
A fall in practice at Donington ahead of the British GP in July fractured the tibia in his left leg. He added: " It’s very irritating, but you have to deal with it oryou just throw in the towel – and I’m not about to do that. "
The Spaniard has enjoyed a torrid season since he took over Alex Criville’s ride in the D’Antin Yamaha squad from the Ten Kate Honda World Supersports team.
He crashed out in his debut race at Suzuka, injuring his arm, which meant he struggled with the YZR at Jerez and pulled in after three laps. The same injury meant he couldn’t make the start at Le Mans, failed to finish at Mugello and Assen and then came Donington, which meant he also missed the German round at the Sachsenring.
His only points, three, have come from his 13th place finish at Welkom in South Africa.