Yamaha has confirmed that it will not replace the injured Valentino Rossi for the Misano MotoGP race this weekend.
Nine-time MotoGP world champion injured himself during a training session when he was riding an enduro motorcycle.
Rossi suffered multiple fractures on his right leg. The Italian rider has undergone a surgery and has been discharged from the hospital. Doctors said that he needs 30 to 40 days of rest before he can get back to racing.
Now, Yamaha has announced that there will be no replacement for Rossi for the Misano GP and will field a single factory motorcycle for Maverick Vinales.
But if Rossi remains unfit for the Spanish GP, Yamaha might replace the Italian rider. Yamaha test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga will be available to race alongside Vinales in Aragon.
Currently, Valentino Rossi is in the fourth position in the 2017 MotoGP world championship. With only six races remaining, he is out of contention for the 2017 title. We expect that Rossi will miss around two races as he will need another 40 days to recover.