ALCANIZ, Spain — Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi has been cleared by doctors to resume racing, beginning with this weekend’s Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón.
The news comes just 21 days after sustaining multiple fractures of his right leg in a training accident near his hometown of Urbino, Italy on Aug. 31. It marked the second time this year that Rossi was sidelined due to injury.
After being originally scheduled to miss this weekend’s race, Rossi tested at Misano before undergoing a full medical examination by Motorland Aragón’s chief medical officer Clemente Millan, who declared him fit to ride.
Rossi is currently fourth in MotoGP points, 42 markers behind Marc Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso, who are tied for the championship lead.