The Fiat Yamaha Team has just issued (12:30 CET) the following update on MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi, who broke his right leg in a highside crash during Saturday morning's free practice session for his home grand prix at Mugello:

"Following his crash in practice for the Italian Grand Prix in Mugello this morning, Valentino Rossi has been taken by helicopter to the Careggi Hospital in Florence for a deeper medical examination. After that he will be moved to the CTO (Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico), which is close by.

"The official diagnosis, made by the circuit Medical Centre and the Chief Medical Officer, is that Rossi has suffered a displaced and exposed fracture to the third medium of the right shinbone.

"More information will be released once it is available in due course."