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Alonso ruled out after medical exam.

FERNANDO ALONSO has been refused his place on the starting grid for the Bahrain Grand Prix after failing a medical test following his high-speed crash in Melbourne.

The Spaniard, 34, underwent a series of tests at Bahrain's Sakhir Circuit medical centre, but it was deemed that he will be unable to take part this weekend on "safety grounds".

It is the second time in Alonso's career that he has been sidelined for a race after he was ruled out of last year's season-opener in Australia following his mysterious crash in pre-season testing.

An FIA statement said: "Two sets of chest CT scans were compared and it was decided that there was insufficient resolution of the signs to allow him to compete on safety grounds."

| Six-time Olympic cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy will fulfil a lifelong dream by competing in the Le Mans 24 Hour race in June.

The 40-year-old, Britain's most successful Olympian after retiring following two gold medals in the velodrome at London 2012, will compete in the prestigious race, which was first run in 1923 and takes place overnight from June 18 to 19.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Apr 1, 2016
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