Multiple World Champion and occasional Ferrari test driver Valentine Rossi has Valentino Rossisuffered a practice accident during qualifying for the MotoGP event at Italy’s Mugello circuit, suffering a compound fracture to the right shin bone after a violent accident at the Biondetti Esses.

The accident has obviously ruled ‘The Doctor’ out of this weekend’s race and will put a serious dent in his title ambitions.

The Italian had been persistently linked with rumours of signing with Ferrari as a ‘third car driver’.

We wish Valentino a speedy recovery.

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