Misano Adriatico, Italy - Yamaha's Valentino Rossi will try to make a race return at Motorland Aragon in Spain this weekend, three weeks after breaking his leg in an off-road training accident, if MotoGP doctors give him the green light.
The 38-year-old Italian great was back on track in testing on Monday, 18 days after suffering a double fracture, and did another 20 laps on a Yamaha R1M road bike at Misano on Tuesday.
He underwent a medical in Italy on Wednesday and decided that while his leg had not fully healed, the result was 'positive'.
"At the end I decided I will leave for Aragon and will try to ride my M1 this weekend," he said. "If I will be declared fit to ride, I'll have the real answer after first free practice on Friday, because riding the M1 will be a much bigger challenge. We'll see."
Rossi will have to pass a mandatory physical check by the chief medical officer at MotorLand Aragon, a circuit near Alcaniz in northern Spain, before he can participate.