Rossi fit to ride at Aragon

Rossi fit to ride at Aragon

Only 22 days after his enduro accident, in which he suffered a fracture of the shin and fibula, Valentino Rossi will swing back onto his Yamaha M1 in the MotorLand Aragón.

Rossi being declared fit does not, however, guarantee that he will take part in the entirety of the race weekend.

Rossi, who missed the previous San Marino Grand Prix at Misano, is fourth in the championship, 42 points behind joint leaders Marc Marquez of Spain and Italy's Andrea Dovizioso with five races remaining. The Movistar Yamaha was given the OK by the circuit medical director Clemente Millan and will attempt to ride in tomorrow's free practice one session.

Following the two-day test in Italy, Rossi said: "At the end I decided I will leave for Aragon and will try to ride my M1 this weekend".

Following uncertainty over Rossi's recovery, Yamaha had announced World Superbike rider Michael van der Mark as Rossi's replacement at the Aragon GP.

"It remains to be seen if Valentino feels he can complete the entire race weekend, which is very demanding, especially at a circuit like MotorLand Aragon, with big elevation changes", said team director Massimo Meregalli.

Movistar Yamaha on Thursday confirmed that the courageous 38-year-old will compete in Round 14. He declared that the nine-time World Champion is fit to ride, 21 days after sustaining a leg injury.

"I need to understand the feeling with the MotoGP bike because it is a bit different". I tried in Misano and it hurt but it wasn't too much pain.



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