MotoGP Valentino Rossi UPDATE: 18 Days After Breaking Leg, Rossi Rides: Ready for Aragon MotoGP?

UPDATE: 18 Days After Breaking Leg, Rossi Rides: Ready for Aragon MotoGP?

Valentino Rossi Enduro Crash Update

UPDATE: Valentino Rossi had his second day of riding at Misano on Tuesday, though this time the weather was better and he got 20 laps in aboard the YZF-R1M. His team reports that Rossi felt more confident, and will undergo a medical evaluation to see if he’s fit for Sunday’s Aragon MotoGP.

Just 18 days following a double fracture to his right leg sustained during an enduro crash, Valentino Rossi was back on the track.

The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP pilot completed four laps aboard a Yamaha YZF-R1M street bike at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.

The reason of the testing was to evaluate the nine-time World Champion’s condition prior to this weekend’s Aragon Grand Prix at Motorland Aragon, round 14 of 18. But rain halted any further riding, and the evaluation of the 38-year-old Italian’s physical condition was inconclusive.

Valentino Rossi rides 18 days after breaking legAs for participating in this weekend’s Aragon MotoGP, Yamaha says Rossi “will decide by the end of Wednesday, September 20, whether he will attempt to take part in this weekend‘s Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón.”

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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