Alvaro Bautista Cleared to Race Estoril MotoGP

April 28, 2011
Courtesy of Rizla Suzuki

Alvaro Bautista couldnt resist hopping back on his GSV-R at the Jerez Grand Prix  the Spaniard still out indefinitely after breaking his femur at the Qatar opener.
Alvaro Bautista gets reaquainted with the GSV-R before he returns to racing at the Estoril MotoGP.

Rizla Suzuki’s Álvaro Bautista has been passed fit to ride at this weekend’s Portuguese Grand Prix, following a medical at the Estoril circuit today.

Bautista was examined by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sarmento and after a thorough assessment of the Spaniard’s condition, he was deemed fit to return to action with immediate effect.

Bautista broke his left femur at Qatar only 41-days ago and will make an incredible return to MotoGP action tomorrow morning in the first free-practice session, where he will also assess his own on-bike fitness. If he is unable to continue for the remainder of the weekend Rizla Suzuki has Factory test rider Nobuatsu Aoki available to deputise.

Alvaro Bautista:
“I am really pleased I have been given the ok to ride, but I must now see what it feels like to get on a MotoGP bike. I have done a bit of Supermotard riding and that felt good, but that is nothing like riding the GSV-R. I will see how things go tomorrow morning and we will make a decision about the rest of the weekend after that.”

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