Valentino Rossi declared fit to race in MotoGP Mugello round

Valentino Rossi has been declared fit to take part in the Mugello MotoGP weekend, passing medical checks following the training injury he sustained last week

Valentino Rossi declared fit to race in MotoGP Mugello round

The seven-time premier class champion suffered mild chest and abdominal trauma on May 25, having fallen off a motocross bike.

He was held in hospital overnight before being discharged on May 26, but arrived to the Mugello MotoGP weekend still in "severe pain".

However, a Yamaha MotoGP team statement confirmed Rossi had been declared fit to ride at Mugello, the Italian having "underwent a routine medical check-up" on Thursday afternoon at the track.

"VR46 fans from all over the world can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that FIM medical director, Dr Giancarlo Di Filippo, the chief medical officer of the Mugello circuit, Dr Remo Barbagli and the MotoGP medical director, Dr Angel Charte have found Rossi to be in a suitable condition to take part in his home grand prix, starting with tomorrow's free practice sessions," the statement read.

Rossi pulled out of Thursday's MotoGP pre-event press conference in an aim to get as much rest as possible ahead of track action.

The 38-year-old Italian trails team-mate Maverick Vinales by 23 points in the MotoGP riders' standings, having crashed on the final lap of the previous race at Le Mans.

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