Valentino Rossi recovered from a high speed fall in Saturday morning's final free practice session at Laguna Seca to qualify in fifth position for Sundays US GP.
Rossi's accident occurred at the exit of turn six, when he touched an area of uneven asphalt where the edge of the track meets the kerb. He was sent skidding off his Fiat Yamaha and was lucky to escape with only a cut to the little finger of his left hand and some bruising to his right hand. The Italian sat out the remainder of the session while he received treatment on both hands but was fortunately able to get back out to contest this afternoon's qualifying.
"My crash was very unfortunate, because there's a very small section of the track where the new asphalt is at a different level to the kerb, and I lost the rear when I touched this. I paid a high price for a very small mistake!" said Rossi. "In fact I was very lucky because it's a bad place to crash, going 180km/h with the throttle open in third. I slid a long way on the track so when I came onto the gravel I was already going quite slowly, but it was a shock because I didn't expect it. I hurt the little finger of my left hand a little and also had some pain in the right hand, but after some treatment and ice I was okay to ride this afternoon. "
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