Rossi has a coronavirus. He will miss the Aragon Grand PrixOctober 17, 2020
The legendary MotoGP rider has tested positive for COVID. He will definitely not start this weekend and will most likely miss the next
Valentino Rossi wrote on social networks that he felt unwell on Thursday morning, after which doctors diagnosed him with a coronavirus.
“I woke up and realized what was wrong,” said the 41-year-old athlete. – Bones ached, I had a slight chill. I immediately called the doctors and they took two tests from me.
The first, quick, gave a negative result – this was already the case when I took the sample on Tuesday. But the second one, the results of which I was informed at 4 pm, turned out, unfortunately, positive.
I am very upset that I will not be able to perform in Aragon.
I remain optimistic and confident, but I understand that the second stage in Aragon will most likely also pass without me. “
MotoGP will play two weekends in a row at the Motoland circuit – the Aragon Grand Prix on October 17-18 and the Teruel Grand Prix on the 24-25th.
Rossi added: “I am upset and angry as I tried my best to comply with the protocols. My test on Tuesday was negative, but still I remained in self-isolation after returning from Le Mans.
But now nothing can be changed, I will follow the advice of doctors and hope to get well soon. “
Yamaha Team Leader Lin Jarvis wished Rossi a speedy correction and said: “This is our second hit for our MotoGP program. At Le Mans, we did not have Project Manager Sumi-san and five engineers, as one employee tested positive, although he did not show the slightest symptoms.
These two cases remind us of how careful we must be and how great the risk. You see an increase in the number of cases in Europe. After consulting with Italian doctors, we decided that everyone who worked with Valentino would remain in quarantine until Monday.
We will be even more careful to minimize the likelihood of future problems. “
Yamaha has not yet announced whether it will replace the out-of-order Rossi with someone, but this is a good opportunity to see the retired world champion Jorge Lorenzo, who now works as a test racer with the team and was originally planned to hold several Grand Prix season 2020 by wildcard.
Another MotoGP rider reported health problems ahead of the Aragon Grand Prix. The triumphant of the recent race at Le Mans Danilo Petrucci tweeted that a couple of days ago he was bitten by a bumblebee. The swelling is clearly visible on the Ducati rider’s face – which, however, hardly prevents the Italian from getting to the start.
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