Movistar Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi has completed his second day of testing on his YZF-R1M in an attempt to prove his fitness ahead of the Aragon MotoGP round which begins on Friday.
The “Doctor” will undergo a medical examination on Wednesday and will make a final decision on his participation in the Grand Prix after the exam.
Having ridden six laps around the Misano Circuit on Monday, the Italian returned to the Rimini track today and successfully completed 20 laps during a two-hour period this afternoon.
According to a Yamaha statement, they commented on Rossi’s feeling saying “He wrapped up his second day of testing with an improved feeling and a more positive impression compared to yesterday”.
Yamaha also commented on the examination on Wednesday stating “Tomorrow Rossi will undergo a medical examination – to verify the positive rehabilitation progress experienced in today’s session – after which he will make a final decision on his attempt to take part in the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon.”
Rossi broke his right tibia and fibula just 19 days ago and as a result of this, the Yamaha rider was forced to miss his home MotoGP round at Misano.
If Rossi is unable to take his place on the grid this weekend, Yamaha has lined up World Superbike star Michael Van Der Mark to take his place.
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