Dutchman replaces injured Rossi
After a broken leg, superstar Valentino Rossi is currently prevented from working. In the meantime, a young Dutchman is driving for the Italian. Dutch superbike rider Michael van der Mark replaces MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi after his tibia and fibula fracture at the Aragonese Grand Prix in Alcaniz/Spain (24th place). September). This was announced by the Yamaha factory team on Monday. The Italian Rossi (38) was last in an accident at the Motocross and will be defeated at least until the Grand Prix of Japan (15th place). Van der Mark, who also competes in the Superbike World Championship for Yamaha, will be riding a MotoGP bike for the first time. The 24-year-old has not even tested on the YZR-M1 yet,”It’s really exciting to get the chance to compete in MotoGP. This will be a completely new experience for me,”said van der Mark,”I’m very curious to see what it will feel like to ride such a bike,” at least he knows the track from the Superbike World Championship, and Yamaha did not replace Rossi at the San Marino Grand Prix last Sunday. According to the regulations, however, the team in the MotorLand Aragón has to compete with two drivers. This rule takes effect ten days after a driver has withdrawn.