Don’t doubt Vale: Rossi puts R1 through its paces at Misano


Valentino Rossi is hard at work, after breaking his tibia and fibula in an Enduro accident at the start of September.

The surgeon who operated on Rossi predicated a recovery time of well over a month, and expected him to be side-lined for around 40 days, which would have effectively put an end to his Championship campaign.

But, the nine-time World Champion returned to the fold at the Aragon GP, just 21 days after the break, missing only his home round at Misano. He competed with the help of a thumb brake, pioneered by Mick Doohan as went on to win five consecutive World Championships between 1994 and 1998.

Rossi finished in 5th place after a courageous display at the Spanish circuit, and he’s been training hard ahead of the Grand Prix of Japan at Motegi on October 15th.

Here’s a picture that ‘the Doctor’ has shared on Instagram, as he puts a Yamaha R1 through its paces at Misano.

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