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Rossi F1 test to go ahead as planned.

Reigning seven time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi looks set to participate in his latest Ferrari F1 test, at Barcelona on Wednesday and Thursday, despite suffering an appendix scare.

The Italian superstar was briefly admitted to hospital late last week after experiencing acute stomach pains. Fortunately, surgery was not deemed necessary and the 30-year-old was sent home with medication to treat his inflamed appendix.

Rossi's condition is now said to have improved, allowing his Ferrari test - a reward for his 2009 MotoGP title victory - to go ahead as planned. Due to the strict F1 testing regulations, Rossi will be driving a year-old car at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Almost exactly one year ago, on the eve of 2009 MotoGP pre-season testing, Rossi fell through a glass coffee table and needed stitches to his hand and foot. The #46 still took part in the Sepang test.

2010 MotoGP testing once again starts at Sepang in early February.


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SP-1 - Unregistered

January 18, 2010 11:24 AM

It's a funny old world. It is a Motogp site, and last time I checked Rossi is something to do with Motogp. I guess a lot of people reading this are Rossi fans, I am. But as well as that I'm a Stoner Fan, a Hayden fan, a Lorenzo fan etc etc. These guys are the top of the top. If you don't like reading about Motogp stars doing something other than Motogp, then don't read it... simple really. Propper fans have their favourite, but don't slag off the competition, they enjoy it. Non of us can gloat about these riders successes or failures, unless we've been in their arena! I hope Rossi wins in 2010, but will applaud whoever lifts the Trophy, like the rest of the true bike racing fans

BritBoy - Unregistered

January 18, 2010 11:24 AM

Hmmmm. Doohan was awesome. But Rossi won 125, 250, 500 AND Motogp championships. He challenged for the bigboys 500 championship in his first season. Doohan had loads of practice before he came close. Stop whinging. Rossi is the greatest road racer of his generation. By a mile!



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