Rossi thankfully didn't suffer any major injuries in his nasty crash at Aragon, and was glad that to be back without any lingering problems other than the index finger
on his right hand that was injured in the fall. "I’m happy because especially my head is in normal condition," Rossi said, regarding the fact that he apparently was knocked unconscious for a short time in the crash. "I feel good on the bike, I don’t have any particular problem. I have some small pain in the finger, especially when I brake there’s a little bit of pain. But essentially I’m optimistic I can brake in a good way, I have good feeling, I just have a little bit of pain. The first day is not so bad, it was a good practice, I’m quite satisfied. We have to work a lot because we still have not found the right balance but fifth position is not so bad, I have a good pace, and it looks like the Yamaha is working well around Motegi."