Melandri to race Assen

Marco Melandri is set to ride at Assen this weekend after his horror crash at Sunday’s Catalunyan GP, which involved him and five other riders.

The Italian star will be on the track on Thursday to see how he feels and will make a final decision then. When Melandri fell he got himself entangled in Dani Pedrosa’s Honda, his arm caught between the exhaust and swingarm.
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His injuries were not as bad as first feared and he is expected to make a full recovery quickly but he is still very sore.

Doctors will be on hand at Assen to check on him and make sure his neck, shoulder and arm feel fine throughout the weekend.

"Thanks to the therapies I feel better. I’m recovering and yesterday I could make a short walk." said Melandri. "This morning Doctor Costa of Clinica Mobile has reached me in Barcelona and together we flew to Amsterdam and then to Assen by train.

"My neck hurts a lot and I think this will be the main problem. Anyway the final decision will be taken later on before the first day of practices. I have seen the layout of the modified track in Assen, they have changed the most technical and difficult part, so in this moment this can be positive for my current physical conditions."

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff