Photograph of Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha loading up and sliding out of control just before he was highsided off the bike and fractured his leg in the Saturday Free Practice at Mugello.
Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis told the BBC:
“We have a contractual obligation to [run the bike]. At some point, once we know Valentino’s period of recovery, then we’ll decide what to do for a replacement. It’s a sad day for the sport, a sad day for the fans. It’s the worst injury of Valentino’s career.”
Jarvis went on to say that he had been to see Valentino in the medical center:
“Obviously he was a little sedated when I saw him, because of the pain he was in. Then they flew him to hospital, and he will be operated on this afternoon.”
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