Kalinin to attempt WorldSSP300 return at Brno

Tuesday, 5 June 2018 13:58 GMT

The Ukrainian rider has been out on the sidelines since the Imola race

Nick Kalinin (GP Project Team) has announced that he will attempt to return to the track this weekend at the Acerbis Czech Round. The FIM Supersport 300 World Championship rider has been out of action since the Pata Italian Round, when a race crash left him with serious injuries to his left leg.

Kalinin was hurt following an early incident at Imola, the third race of the season, and was forced to miss the UK Round at Donington Park. In a statement posted on his website, the 19-year-old Ukrainian has thanked those who supported him throughout his recovery, and posted his plans for the Acerbis Czech Round.

“This month, I missed the motorcycle and the atmosphere at the World Championships”, states Kalinin. “Now I'm going to the stage in Brno, but the decision of my admission to the competition will be made on Thursday after the doctors assess me at the track. To make a return to the races at the previous stage was impossible; now I have managed to return to training in the gym already and recovery looks really positive”.

If Kalinin receives the doctor’s go-ahead at Brno, he will have only missed one race, and will be back in the mix of top riders for the remainder of the year: “Now we can close the page with the fall in Imola and move on to continue to the goal”.

Kalinin currently sits tenth in the championship standings on 23 points, after crossing the line in fourth at MotorLand Aragon and sixth at Assen.

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