Yamaha Won’t Replace Injured Rossi For Home Misano MotoGP Race


Yamaha has announced it will not replace the injured Valentino Rossi for this weekend’s Misano MotoGP race.

Rossi has been ruled out of MotoGP action for at least a month after the Italian broke his leg in a motocross crash last week, putting him out of Misano and the following Aragon round in two weeks.

But, instead of fielding a replacement for the 38-year-old, Yamaha has confirmed it will run a sole factory bike for Maverick Vinales this weekend.

It remains to be seen whether Yamaha will replace Rossi for Aragon, should the seven-time premier class champion remain unfit for the Spanish race as expected.

Valentino Rossi will be missed at home MotoGP 

Yamaha test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga, a veteran of seven MotoGP races since 2011, would be available to race alongside Vinales as there is no clashing All-Japan Superbike race that weekend.

The 36-year-old could not be present at Misano as he will be competing at Autopolis instead.

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