MotoGP: Michael van der Mark to replace Valentino Rossi

Editor@Throttle|Updated: September 13, 2017 16:38

Yamaha has officially confirmed that  during the Misano weekend - Michael van der Mark will make a MotoGP debut in place of Valentino Rossi at Aragon. Rossi suffered displaced fractures of his right tibia and fibula during an enduro training accident on August 31, ruling him out of his home Misano round. Yamaha are contractually obliged to replace Rossi at Aragon, which is just 22 days after his accident, well short of the 40-day recovery forecast by doctors.