Visordown gets the first pictures of motorcycle legend's return
HE'S BACK! These are the first images of Valentino Rossi testing a WSB-spec YZF-R1 Yamaha at Misano, Italy.
See the full Valentino Rossi Misano WSB test gallery here
The nine-time world champion is testing his riding ability after breaking his lower right leg at Mugello in a pre-race practice.
Rossi underwent surgery on the broken bone and expects to be racing again within the next few weeks.
The Italian completed 26 laps of Misano, clocking a best of 1min 38.2 secs
After the test Rossi spoke about the experience, saying:
"We made this test in order to understand how we must work from here and to see more or less how I can ride the bike," said Rossi. "The test was positive, because I can at least ride, but there is a lot more to a MotoGP race than to a test like this one. I had some pain in the ankle, the knee and the shoulder, but above all I lacked strength in the shoulder and a bit of movement in the ankle.
"I would really like to come back at Sachsenring, but it is still too early to say. We still have twelve days and we must wait and see how much we can improve my condition in the next few days. The Superbike today was good and great fun to ride! I really would like to ride at Sachsenring, but we must wait another week before making a decision."
Posted: 08/07/2010 at 01:14
Posted: 08/07/2010 at 10:16
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