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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 July 2006, 09:56 GMT 10:56 UK
Gibernau given German all-clear
Sete Gibernau parts company with his bike
Sete Gibernau parts company with his bike in Barcelona
Sete Gibernau has been given the all-clear to make his comeback from injury in this weekend's German MotoGP.

The Ducati ace broke his collarbone in a multiple rider crash on the first corner of the Catalunya MotoGP on 18 June and has missed three races.

But Ducati have stated that a medical has confirmed that the injury has healed enough for Gibernau to return.

"The shoulder is recovering well and I have been working to get fit as fast as possible," said the 33-year-old.

"It is a pity that I've lost three races but now I just want to ride my Desmosedici again.

"Sachsenring won't be the most comfortable circuit to ride with a collarbone injury. It's physically demanding because it's tight and slow, that's why the 250s can do similar lap times to MotoGP bikes.

"Anyway, I like the circuit and it holds good memories because I won there in 2003 and got second last year after a great race. I hope that my shoulder won't be too much of a problem."

The Catalunya MotoGP was re-started after the crash without the Spaniard while Germany's Alex Hofmann replaced Gibernau for the Dutch TT in Assen and the British Grand Prix.

Hoffman finished 12th in Holland and 13th at Donington Park.



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