In what is news that will surprise nobody, Yamaha confirm that Rossi is absolutely, definitely out of the San Marino GP.
Because he’s basically the king of MotoGP, and that there were probably some VR46 fans who believed that Rossi would ride through everything, we bring you the almost pointless news of a confirmation* of the news of last week. Because we have a duty to you – dear MF’er.
So here is the official press release from Yamaha today that states categorically that Rossi will miss this weekend’s GP. You know, what with the double fracture on his leg and all.
*To be fair, the other news that Maverick Vinales will be the sole rider for the team is probably the real story here. But no Press writer worth their salt will lead with that as opposed to the guaranteed draw of Rossi.