Mugello, Italy

Monday's Rossi Update: Injury Closed With 15 Stitches

The latest update on Valentino Rossi's condition after his crash at Mugello from the Fiat Yamaha team:

Monday 7th June 2010

ROSSI UPDATE FROM DR. BUZZI

Dr. Roberto Buzzi, head of Trauma at the CTO Careggi (Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico) in Florence, Italy, made the following statement about Valentino Rossi today:

"Today Valentino underwent another small operation to close the wound, which is looking good. We closed it with 15 stitches and our overall medical judgement is positive. We used a short general anaesthetic and when he woke up he was in good shape. The healing process of the injury is going well and as expected in Valentino's condition."

Rossi crashed on Saturday in practice for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, breaking his lower right leg.

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2010 Mugello MotoGP Race Result: Clear Win Riders Battle For Second

Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Mugello:

Dani Pedrosa took an almost unchallenged win at Mugello, getting his usual excellent start to lead into the first corner, and controlling the race from start to finish. Pedrosa did more than just get a good start though: The Repsol Honda rider laid down a scorching pace, shattering the lap record for lap after lap, running six to seven tenths ahead of the chasing group.

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2010 Mugello Moto2 Race Result - Dominant Win, Huge Battle For Second

Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Mugello:

Andrea Iannone raised the spirits of the Italian crowd at Mugello by taking a dominant victory in the Moto2 class. The FIMMCO Speed Up rider had the race won just about from the line. Iannone got into the first corner ahead of the pack, and while the rest scrapped over 2nd place, the Italian built up an unassailable lead over the early laps to brng his Speed Up bike - which uses a frame produced by Buckinghamshire manufacturer FTR - home completely unchallenged.

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Yamaha Press Release: Rossi Recovering Well From Surgery

Here's the latest official press release on Valentino Rossi's condition from Yamaha:

ROSSI RECOVERING WELL FOLLOWING SURGERY

Following surgery to repair his broken right leg yesterday afternoon, Valentino Rossi is recovering well at the Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico in Florence, Italy.

Dr. Roberto Buzzi of the CTO, who performed the operation, gave the following update this morning: "Valentino is recovering well following yesterday's operation and his morale seems to be high in the circumstances. Tomorrow we will wash and stitch the wound. He has been moved to a more normal room in the hospital and the only requests he has made are for peace and quiet, privacy and a television on which to watch today's race!"

Rossi sustained the injury during a crash yesterday morning, in practice for today's Grand Prix of Italy.

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