News 22 Sep 2017

Rossi declared fit to contest Aragon's 14th round of MotoGP

Yamaha MotoGP ace still to evaluate leg injury following FP1.

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Movistar Yamaha has revealed multi-time world champion Valentino Rossi has been declared fit to race this weekend’s 14th round of the MotoGP World Championship in Aragon, Spain, just 21 days after suffering displaced fractures of the tibia and fibula in his right leg.

Rossi confirmed he would attempt to race the weekend’s grand prix if declared fit after evaluating his body at Misano this week aboard a YZF-R1M superbike, ultimately receiving medical clearance by Aragon’s chief medical officer Clemente Millan today.

The number 46 will take part in the opening practice session on Friday, where he will later determine if he’ll continue through the weekend.

Yamaha WorldSBK Micheal van der Mark was named as an initial replacement for Rossi, and will still be on-hand at the event to fulfil his position should the Italian elect to sit out the weekend of racing. Despite potentially being denied of his MotoGP debut, the Dutchman supports Rossi in his comeback from injury.