Miguel Oliveira and Raul Fernandez are set for MotoGP return in Italian GP from their respective injuries for RNF Aprilia.

CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP Team have confirmed that both Miguel Oliveira and Raul Fernandez are set to return to action at this weekend’s Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley. After his luckless crash at the Spanish GP, Oliveira has been recovering from a shoulder injury he sustained for the last five weeks and despite not yet feeling 100% fit, the Portuguese star is aiming for a comeback at Mugello.

Having undergone arm pump surgery after the Spanish GP, Raul Fernandez has also been in recovery mode during the last few weeks. The Spaniard attempted to ride at the French GP but ultimately he was too uncomfortable on his RS-GP to continue. Both Oliveira and Fernandez will need to pass medical checks at the circuit on Thursday to get the green light to head out on track in Practice 1 on Friday morning.

Miguel Oliveira: “I’m really, really looking forward to go to Mugello. For sure now the biggest question mark is how I’m going to be physically able to handle a tough track like this on the MotoGP bike. The last few days, I felt an improvement, so hopefully that can be enough for me to arrive and be competitive. That’s the main target. I know that I need more experience with the bike and I need more races, but at this time it’s a priority to come back strong and at 100%. I will go to Mugello with that in mind and hopefully we can turn it into a good weekend. I’m looking forward to see all the team again.”

Raul Fernandez: “I’m really happy to be back in Mugello. We had three weekends off, which was good for my arm. I had time to recover and time to prepare myself physically. This weekend I don’t want to expect something special. First, we have to see how my arm is working. If all is well, we will of course try to do the best and also enjoy, which is my principal goal. I’m curious to see if the arm will give me any trouble after these first four tricky rounds, where my arm was causing quite many problems.”

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[Note: The story is as per press release]