Rossi aims for Sachsenring after Superbike test

Valentino Rossi on the Yamaha Superbike at Mugello

Valentino Rossi on the Yamaha Superbike at Mugello (Pic: MotoGP.com)

Fiat Yamaha Team super star Valentino Rossi says he’d like to be back for the German MotoGP round after jumping back on a motorcycle for the first time since breaking his right leg at Mugello early last month.

Rossi rode a total of 26 laps at Misano on a YZF-R1 World Superbike, provided by the Yamaha World Superbike Team, and recorded a best time of 1m38.200s.

The reigning World Champion was able to ride well but admitted to some pain in his leg and shoulder. He will now continue with an updated rehabilitation program and make a decision within the next week as to whether he will ride at the German Grand Prix at Sachsenring, in 10 days time.

“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,” Rossi said.

“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 12 days (until the race) 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.”

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