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Rossi tests successfully at Brno

As reported yesterday, Rossi test rode the WSBK YZF-R1 at the Brno test track yesterday. He managed to complete 46 laps on the track with the best lap time of 1’59.135. He will now wait for a final medical check on Wednesday before making a decision about riding at Sachsenring.

Wataru Yoshikawa, who stood in for Rossi at the last round in Catalunya, is travelling to Germany and has been entered as a substitute rider once again.


If Valentino decides to ride in Germany, he will need final approval from the FIM Chief Medical Officer before he can participate in a Grand Prix.

Speaking to the media after second round of testing, Rossi said, “Today was good, I felt better than in Misano but I still feel quite tired after a few laps and a race will be a much bigger question. We haven’t made the final decision yet, I need to have some more x-rays on Wednesday and then my doctors and I will consider whether I can ride at Sachsenring. Once I’d understood my physical condition today, I had great fun riding the R1 and even did some work on the settings! I want to say a big thank you to the WSB Team for staying on here another day and making this test possible for me.”

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