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.
“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.”