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Crutchlow recovery on course

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Messaggio Da Bonbon_uccia46 il Dom Dic 12, 2010 2:27 am

Article from http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2010/Crutchlow+on+recovery+and+2011+expectations

Cal Crutchlow is confident he will be at full fitness to take the most out of the Official MotoGP Test at Sepang on February 1st, despite recently undergoing shoulder surgery. The 25 year-old British rider, who will negotiate his rookie season with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team, underwent an operation last week in Manchester and explained to motogp.com that Professor Len Funk who performed the procedure expects him to be ready in time for Malaysia.
ďI crashed at the end of 2009 and ripped the reverse bankart at the back of the shoulder Ė it was very similar to what Valentino (Rossi) had,Ē Crutchlow said. ďBecause I rode on it all year it really wore the shoulder joint so when they opened it, it was worse than expected. They did the best job possible and have said I should make a full recovery. I should make it by February for the Sepang Test. Everyone was pleased with the outcome of the operation.Ē
He continued: ďI have three weeks in a sling but I'm having regular physiotherapy every day, and itís coming along very well. Iím using the hyperbaric chamber which is a brilliant facility. I use that for an hour and a half every day, then go for physio for an hour then do a bit of training on the static bike at home. The arm is good when I take the sling off, and I can do almost everything. The range of movement already is nearly full, itís just that the muscle is still a little bit sore as you would expect.Ē
Crutchlow will make a trip Stateside in the New Year, after which he will test his shoulder by climbing back on board a motorbike. ďIím going to America to do two weeks of cycling in California at the start of January, and Iíll continue my physio work over there. Once I get back in mid-January Iíll hopefully go out on some sort of motorbike and ride, making sure I can brake and withstand the force and things like that. The surgeon, the physiotherapist, everybody says thereís no reason I shouldnít be riding in Sepang and I should be up to full fitness by then.Ē
Reviewing his progress so far having seen a private Test in Japan affected by poor weather prior to the official two-day outing at Valencia in November, Crutchlow said: ďValencia is not an easy circuit to go and have your first MotoGP Test on as itís not very open or fast and flowing, itís quite a tight circuit, but Iím glad we did it and I got a lot of riding in. Now Iím looking forward to going to Sepang, a circuit Iíve never been to, and getting testing there. I think itís a bit more like the usual MotoGP tracks on the calendar so itíll be good to go there and see how things are.Ē
The former world supersport champion is keeping his expectations for the 2011 MotoGP season closely guarded, and expects his first season to be an educational experience before kicking on in 2012.
ďItís going to be a big learning curve for me this year. Iíve not ridden GP bikes before and have 10 tracks on the calendar to learn. Iíll have to learn fast and get on with it, Iím up against the best guys in the world and Iím looking forward to it,Ē he said.
ďAt some circuits Iíll go better than others because Iíll know them, but Iím not under any pressure from Hervť (Poncharal, Tech 3 boss) and the team, Yamaha or myself. Iím just going there looking forward to learning how to ride the bike in the first year and then have a strong second year. When it changes to 1000cc (in 2012) I might be that bit closer having the first year of learning on the 800cc.Ē

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Purtroppo anche le storie piu' belle finiscono, ma ti lasciano un sacco di bei ricordi, tanti momenti paragonabili a quel primo bacio che ci siamo dati sull'erba di Welkome, dove lei mi ha guardato dritto negli occhi e mi ha detto TI AMO. VR46
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