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Moto GP: Valentino Rossi Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Misses Aragon Race

Seven-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi stated Thursday he has examined constructive for coronavirus and can miss this weekend’s Grand Prix of Aragon. The 41-year-old Italian stated he may additionally miss subsequent week’s Teruel Grand Prix on the similar circuit in Spain. “Unfortunately, this morning I woke up and I was not feeling good. My bones were sore and I had a slight fever, so I immediately called the doctor who tested me twice,” stated Rossi in a press release.

“The fast PCR take a look at outcome was unfavourable, similar to the take a look at I underwent on Tuesday.

“But the second, of which the outcome was despatched to me at 16:00 this afternoon, was sadly constructive. I’m so disenchanted that I must miss the race at Aragon.”

Rossi, in his ultimate season with the manufacturing unit Yamaha staff, had endured a tricky season with three successive crashes leaving ‘The Doctor’ all the way down to 13th on this planet championship.

“I’d wish to be optimistic and assured, however I anticipate the second spherical in Aragon to be a ‘no-go’ for me as properly… I’m unhappy and offended as a result of I did my greatest to respect the protocol and though the take a look at I had on Tuesday was unfavourable, I self-isolated since my arrival from Le Mans,” he added.

“Anyway, that is the best way it’s, and I am unable to do something to alter the state of affairs. I’ll now observe the medical recommendation, and I simply hope I can be feeling properly quickly.”

Rossi’s absence is one other setback for the manufacturing unit Yamaha staff after six of their technical workers missed final week’s race at Le Mans when one member examined constructive – regardless of being asymptomatic.

“These two incidents remind us that irrespective of how cautious you might be, the chance is at all times current – as we see with the rising numbers of infections in Europe at the moment,” stated Yamaha staff managing director Lin Jarvis.

Rossi’s situation can be intently monitored by medical workers in Tavullia, Italy, the place he lives.


“We have checked with the Italian well being authorities and we now have been suggested that any member of our staff that was involved with Valentino up till Monday is excluded from direct threat,” added Jarvis.

“Nevertheless, we can be much more attentive any more to minimise the possibility for any future points.”

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