Well my left arm came out of plaster yesterday & after 6 weeks she naturally feels a bit stiff & tender. Ive lost 10 kgs, been off the booze, plus been walking a lot between tuk-tuks & songthaews. Im hoping maybe I'll be back on the road at the end of the month, safely after the Songkran mayhem. It all feels bloody uncomfortable, but after reading what happened to poor old Roberto Locatelli in practice for the Spanish GP a couple weeks ago I feel bloody brilliant. Read the below & then spare a thought or two for Roberto…. 24th March 2007 250: LOCATELLI 'IN A VERY SERIOUS CONDITION'. Former 125cc world champion Roberto Locatelli has been left with 'numerous, severe facial fractures' after an horrific accident in Saturday morning's final free practice for the 250cc Spanish Grand Prix. The popular Italian veteran veered violently off the circuit and into a tyre barrier at the end of the hour-long session, prompting an immediate red flag. According to the Clinica Mobile, the Gilera rider is currently "in a very serious condition, in a pharmacologically-induced coma at the Intensive Care unit of Cadiz hospital". Fortunately, tests are said to have already ruled out brain damage, but 'Loca' has suffered "terrible facial injuries, breaking all his face bones (nose, mandible, jaw, orbit and cheekbone)" as well as a left collarbone re-fracture and a serious open fracture-dislocation of the left ankle "which may not heal completely". 4th April 2007 250: SUCCESSFUL FACIAL SURGERY FOR LOCATELLI. Injured Italian Roberto Locatelli has undergone successful surgery to help heal his multiple facial fractures, sustained during practice for last month's 250cc Spanish Grand Prix. According to the Clinica Mobile, Tuesday's operation involved two plates being inserted into Locatelli's broken jaw, with further metal inserts used to 'improve dental closure and stabilise the remaining [facial] fractures that did not require surgery'. Locatelli, who regained consciousness at the end of last week, is currently being treated in the Intensive Care unit at Bellaria Hospital in Bologna. The Gilera rider will be on a liquid diet for the next 10 days after which his mouth will be 'freed'. Once progress is confirmed regarding the facial fractures, Doctors will turn their attention to treatment of Locatelli's left ankle and right knee fractures. The cause of the former 125cc world champion's accident is still unknown. Anyone know what brand of helmet he was wearing - breaking all his face bones.