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17/10/2013 MOTOGP PHILLIP ISLAND - BRADL PASSED FIT FOR FIRST PRACTICE

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LCR Honda's Stefan Bradl has been passed fit to ride in tomorrow's opening MotoGP free practice session at Phillip Island less than a week after fracturing his ankle in a crash at Sepang.

The German former Moto2 champion underwent an operation in Malaysia to pin the broken bones and passed a medical at the track today but he will be reassessed by doctors before going out in the second session.

"I am happy to be declared fit from the doctor side but for me it’s important to try the bike and see what’s going on… I still do not know if it’s painful or not. Secondly we will see how fast I can ride and, if I pass the second medical check tomorrow after the first practice, I am pretty sure that I won’t be capable to fight for the top five on Sunday" said Bradl.

"We will try to find the right balance to get an acceptable rhythm; we are lucky because this circuit has not so many right corners and this is positive but the first right corner is more than 200km/h so it won’t be easy anyway."