Neukirchner: Injury means Assen WSB will be tough

Alstare Suzuki's star rider reckons he won't be 100% fit for Assen but he will still be competitive

Posted: 24 April 2008
by Visordown News

Visordown Motorcycle News
Neukirchner ... not 100% fit

Team Alstare Suzuki’s WSB hero Max Neukirchner has said that his collarbone injury has nearly healed in the run-up to this Sunday's fourth round of the championship at Assen.

According to the team, Neukirchner's collarbone, injured in the collision with Carlos Checa as the pair scrapped it out for the win at Valencia three weeks ago, is healing well and although he will not be 100% in Assen, he expects to be competitive right from the start of first practice.

Max said: "Valencia is forgotten and all I am thinking about now is the future - and that starts with Assen. My injury gets better every day and I hope that I will be able to give 100% at Assen. I managed two top-10 places in last year's races, so this year I am chasing podiums for sure -as long as my collarbone is up to it!"

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