MotoGP: Valentino Rossi will miss home race this weekend

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has been confirmed that he won’t be taking part in this weekend’s San Marino GP.

This means that Rossi will miss his home race due to injuries sustained to his right leg during an enduro training session just last week.

It has been advised that Rossi will need to sit out of two races to make sure that his injuries heal completely before being able to take compete again.


It is with sad news that Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) will not be taking part in the next MotoGP round which is going to be held in Misano this weekend. Due to his leg injury and successful surgery to repair the fractured bones, “The Doctor” will miss his home race which will also land a huge blow to his 2017 MotoGP championship effort.

To know more about Rossi’s enduro crash that led to a broken right leg, CLICK HERE.

Following an enduro crash suffered while training last week, the 9-time MotoGP world champion sustained fractures to his fibula and tibia in his right leg. Although the surgery to repair the injuries was successful, the 38 year old will have to sit out of the next two rounds to ensure that the wounds heal completely before he is truly fit to race again.

Due to short notice, the San Marino GP will see only one Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider taking part that is Rossi’s team mate, Maverick Vinales. Vinales currently sits in third place in the 2017 world standings behind Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso and Honda’s Marc Marquez.

While there’s no replacement for Rossi’s home race in Misano this weekend, there’s a big chance that another rider will step up in the next round which is going to be held in Aragon on 24 September 2017. All we can confirm now is that this unfortunate turn of events will make it impossible for Rossi to clinch his 10th MotoGP world title, at least for 2017.

We feel you, Rossi. We really do.

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Source: MotoGP