Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 1st September 2017

Racing legend Valentino Rossi’s bid for a 10th world title is over, for 2017 at least, after the Italian icon suffered a broken tibula and fibula after crashing an enduro bike while training yesterday.

The Yamaha star, who currently lies some 26 points from championship leader Andrea Dovizioso, will definitely miss the next two races – including his home round at Misano – and faces a battle to be fit and resume action in time for the non-European ‘fly-aways’ – back to back races that start in Japan on 15 October and go on to Australia and Malaysia.

Rossi previously broke the leg in a crash at Mugello in 2000 and has picked up injuries from riding dirt bikes in the past. Rossi underwent surgery on the injury last night and further updates are expected in the coming hours and days regarding his status and indeed if he will even race again this season.