Nine-time MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) will try to ride this weekend at the 14th round in Aragon, Spain.
The 38 year old Italian has had a very positive result following a fitness assessment on board the Yamaha YZF-R1M around the Misano World Circuit a couple of days ago.
After just three weeks since he sustained the broken leg, Rossi will need to convince MotoGP officials and medical staff if he plans to rejoin the 2017 MotoGP title chase this coming Sunday.
Our theories about motorcycle racers have been confirmed yet again, ladies and gentlemen. These folks are MENTAL. We found out that Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi will attempt to ride his competition Yamaha YZF-M1 at the 14th MotoGP round in Aragon, Spain this coming weekend.
As we all know especially Rossi enthusiasts around the globe, The Doctor was unfortunate to have been involved in an enduro training accident which led to a double fracture in his right leg. This was only 20 days ago and in that period of time, the 38 year old Italian has gone through surgery AND rode a Yamaha YZF-R1M around the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli to determine his level of fitness.
To know more about his fitness session on board the Yamaha YZF-R1M, CLICK HERE.
Now, he’s saying that he will try to race at this weekend’s MotoGP round in Aragon after having missed the last round in Misano where Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez won in the wet. The nine-time World Champion will make his way to Aragon but it won’t be that easy for him as he has to clear quite a few hurdles before he is able to join the race this coming Sunday.
First, he has to convince the entire MotoGP officials and medical staff that he is quite capable of standing and possibly jumping using his now healed broken leg. Bear in mind that he sustained the injury only 20 days ago, folks. DOUBLE FRACTURE.
Even if he’s able to convince everyone that his injury has healed enough for him to ride, Rossi has to withstand all the stress and physical pressure of piloting one of the most demanding race bikes in the world, Movistar Yamaha’s full factory Yamaha M1. A couple of laps should be no issue for Rossi BUT going through four practice sessions, one qualifying AND a full race in Aragon is something else.
We’ve also reported earlier that WorldSBK factory Yamaha rider, Michael van der Mark has been planned to replace Rossi at this weekend’s MotoGP round. Van der Mark will still make his way to the circuit just in case that Rossi won’t be able to rejoin.
To know more about WorldSBK factory Yamaha rider Michael van der Mark replacing Rossi, CLICK HERE.
Who will race this coming Sunday still remains a mystery. We will only get the answer after Rossi gets clearance from all the MotoGP officials and medical team as well as after his first stint the Free Practice 1.
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