Chris Vermeulen’s problems continue to persist. He was side lined for the most of last year with a serious leg injury. Kawasaki his employers in WSBK were hoping to have his services fully this year. But alas, Vermeulen had to sit out the first two rounds of this year’s championship since he has not returned to fitness. He tried in the practice sessions though. Kawasaki is hoping that he will be able to race this weekend at Assen. Now Assen is a circuit that has made the best riders fall and injure themselves again and again. Is that a good place for making a return from injury? This weekend should reveal all.