Rossi declared fit to drive at Aragón

Rossi declared fit to drive at Aragón

Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi was declared fit to drive at the Gran Premio de Aragón. That means that the Yamaha MotoGP team will start round 14 of the world championship with its original rider line-up.

This afternoon Valentino Rossi successfully completed a mandatory medical examination carried out by MotorLand Aragón’s Chrief Medical Officer Clemente Millan. He declared that the nine-time World Champion can ride, 21 days after sustaining a leg injury.

The Italian will take part in the FP1 session tomorrow.

Valentino Rossi was declared fit to drive at the Gran Premio de Aragón

Rossi arrived at Aragón after a successful medical examination yesterday. The Italian made his first laps on a bike at the beginning of the week – after only 17 days of recovering since his incident at the end of August.

After receiving the final medical approval, Valentino will take part in the practice sessions. Still, Michael van der Mark is with the Yamaha team at Aragón. He will take the Italian’s place in case Valentino decides that he cannot continue after any session or qualifying. If that happens, Van der Mark will have to participate without any prior preparation.

The MotoGP mega star suffered an endurance training accident on August 31st. There were fractures of the tibia and fibula on his right leg. He received surgery on September 1st – a metal pin fixed the fractures. Valentino left the hospital on the next day. He missed the Misano Grand prix as it was only a week after the incident.

Rossi wanted get back as soon as possible and appointed a test. 17 days after the crash he did his first laps – on the Misano circuit. The session was cut short due to a weather change and the evaluation of Rossi’s physical condition was inconclusive. That is why he made a second practice.

During the two-hour private riding session the nine-time World Champion was able to complete 20 laps in total. He wrapped up this second day of testing with an improved feeling and a more positive impression compared to Monday. Then he passed the medical examination before going to Aragón.