Rossi declared fit for remarkable Aragon GP comeback

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Valentino Rossi has been passed fit to race in the Aragon Grand Prix only three weeks after sustaining a double leg break.

Rossi was back on the track at the Marco Simoncelli Circuit in Italy on Monday, only a few weeks after undergoing surgery following a motocross accident.

The seven-time MotoGP champion revealed that he was in "a little bit of pain" but would race this weekend if he is given the all clear.

Movistar Yamaha on Thursday confirmed that the courageous 38-year-old will compete in Round 14.

 

The team said in a statement: "The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team will start round 14 of the MotoGP World Championship with their original rider line-up.

"This afternoon Valentino Rossi successfully completed a mandatory medical examination carried out by MotorLand Aragon's Chief Medical Officer, Clemente Millan.

"He declared that the nine-time World Champion is fit to ride, 21 days after sustaining a leg injury.

"The Italian will take part in the FP1 session tomorrow."

Rossi is fourth in the standings, 42 points adrift of leader Marc Marquez.