MotoGP veteran Valentino Rossi has made a remarkable recovery from a double leg fracture and was back in the riders’ seat just 18 days after suffering the injury in a training accident.
The Italian ace sits fourth in the riders’ standings with five races remaining in the 2017 campaign, and Movistar Yamaha released a statement detailing Rossi would make a call in midweek as to whether he’ll race at the Aragon Grand Prix this weekend:
“As today’s riding session was cut short due to the change in weather, the evaluation of Rossi’s physical condition was inconclusive.
“He will decide by the end of Wednesday, 20 September, whether he will attempt to take part in this weekend’s Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon.”
The Doctor is a huge outsider to win this year’s title and stands as a 100/1 (101.00), currently 42 points away from standings leader Marc Marquez, who looks a shoo-in for his fourth championship at 1/3 (1.33).
Ducati dynamo Andrea Dovizioso may have an objection to the Spaniard’s dominance, however, and offers good value at 3/1 (4.00) considering he’s level on 199 points with Marquez.
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2017 MotoGP Odds
Marc Marquez: 1/3 (1.33)
Andrea Dovizioso: 3/1 (4.00)
Maverick Vinales: 13/2 (7.50)
Dani Pedrosa: 55/1 (56.00)
Valentino Rossi: 100/1 (101.00)