Rossi cleared to race in Germany

Updated: Jul 15, 2010, 21:00 PM IST

Berlin: MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has been cleared to race in this weekend`s German Grand Prix, six weeks after breaking his leg, his Yamaha team said on Thursday.

The 31-year-old Italian was examined by circuit chief medical officer Huber Fischer at the Sachsenring and deemed fit enough to compete.

Rossi suffered the injury in practice for last month`s Italian Grand Prix and was initially told by doctors that he would be out for at least three months.

He has missed four races and dropped to seventh in the standings led by Spanish team mate Jorge Lorenzo.

Bureau Report