Rossi given all clear to race at Mugello 2017

Valentino Rossi

MUGELLO- Legendary Italian motorbike rider, Valentino Rossi, has been given the all clear to race at this year’s Italian MotoGP following a medical examination at the race circuit, Thursday.

Rossi’s participation in the race had been cast in doubt following a motocross training accident last week which left the Italian with “severe” abdominal and chest pains.

However, the man known as ‘The Doctor’ has been resting since the injury and his condition has improved sufficiently that he will able to race on Sunday, starting with Friday’s practice sessions.

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi is declared fit to participate in this weekend’s Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley. Earlier this afternoon the nine-time world champion underwent a routine medical check-up at the Autodromo del Mugello,” said a statement from Rossi’s Movistar race team.

“VR46 fans from all over the world can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that FIM medical director, Dr Giancarlo Di Filippo, the chief medical officer of the Mugello Circuit, Dr Remo Barbagli, and the MotoGP medical director, Dr Angel Charte, have found Rossi to be in a suitable condition to take part in his home Grand Prix, starting with tomorrow’s free practice sessions,” concluded the statement.

The 38-year-old seven-time world champion lies third in this year’s classification standings, 23 points behind Spaniard Maverick Viñales who heads the table.