MX23RW : Tuesday, September 18 19:58:16

Valentino Rossi breaks finger after Japan crash

Valentino Rossi breaks finger after Japan crash
© PA Photos
Valentino Rossi breaks his finger after crashing out of the Japanese Grand Prix, Ducati confirm.

Valentino Rossi has broken his finger after he crashed out of Sunday's Japanese MotoGP, Ducati have confirmed.

The 32-year-old went into the gravel trap at the third corner of the Motegi circuit along with Ben Spies.

Despite the injury, the seven-time world champion is expected to race at the next meeting in Australia on October 16.

"Due to the severity of the pain and swelling in his left hand, the Italian on Tuesday underwent additional X-rays that revealed a hairline fracture at the arthrodesis of the first and second phalanx of the pinky finger on his left hand," said a team spokesman.

"Rossi's participation in the Australian Grand Prix on October 16 is not in doubt."

The Italian's last world title success came in 2009.

Share this article now:

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account