Moto2: Locatelli could return in France

Roberto Locatelli has admitted he is eager to get back to racing following his dramatic accident during the Spanish Grand Prix

Moto2: Locatelli could return in France

The Gilera rider is still recovering from the injuries he sustained in the crash, but Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the Italian will try to take part in this weekend's French Grand Prix.

Locatelli will undergo medical checks on Thursday and he could test his Gilera on Friday "to understand whether I'm ready or handicapped in my job," the rider said.

"I'm fine, or at least that's how it seems," Locatelli told Gazzetta dello Sport. "After getting so many injuries, every little improvement makes you think everything's alright. But I don't have any major pains, even though I feel the effect of all the medications and anesthetics I was given.

"The left leg is doing very well with regards to the shinbone fracture. The right leg is doing even too well, in the sense that when you are in induced coma, the calcification of the bones is greater.

"As a result, the astragalus has healed too much and I struggle to bend it. That will be one of the problems, along with the movement of the seat.

"I've also had my contact lenses changed: the right eye... has improved. At least there's something positive.

"I want to get back so much. The important thing now will be to understand what to work on to get back to normal."

The 32-year-old says Gilera have found the cause for his accident, and that it will be revealed on Thursday.

"We know what happened. We'll explain it on Thursday," said Locatelli.

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Series Moto2
Drivers Andrea Locatelli
Author Michele Lostia