Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi has become the first positive GP rider to miss the Grand Prix due to a positive coveted result that will see him sidelined from this weekend’s Aragon round and the absence from the second back next weekend is definitely a two-back event.
After waking up this (Thursday) morning, he felt ‘some pain’ and ‘mild fever’. Although the ‘Instant’ test was negative, the ‘Standard’ test had a positive result at 16:00.
Italy’s Aragon Absence has followed six Yamaha engineers, including M1 project leader Takahiro Sumi, who skipped the Le Mans round last weekend due to self-isolation after a positive test for 19 of the Covid in their group. It’s not clear if the engineers will return this weekend.
Meanwhile, Cosid Diagnosis continues a nightmare for Rossi, who has crashed out of the last three races in a row and is currently 13th at the World Championships:
– Valentino Rossi (Valelio 46) October 15, 2020
“I am sad and angry because I have tried my best to respect the protocol … However, this is how it is and there is nothing I can do to change the situation,” Rossi read a statement on social media (above). “I will follow the treatment advice now and I hope my recovery will come soon.”
Before Rossi was diagnosed, the Grand Prix rider of the most high-profile motorcycle to miss an event due to Covid was Moto 2 frontrunner Jorge Martin, the Spaniard was both forced out of the Misano round.
Given that Rossi also hopes the show will be a “no go” next weekend, can Factory Test rider and triple MotoGP champion Georgi Lorenzo return to the 2020 race after his wild-card was canceled earlier this season?
Statistics – 15th October 2020
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and Yamaha Motor Racing SRL regret that Valentino Rossi will not be able to participate in this weekend’s Gran Premio de Aragon
– On Sunday, October 11, Rossi Le Mans left the circuit and returned to his home in Tavolia, Italy.
– On Tuesday 13th October, Rossi underwent a normal PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test, which is mandatory for them to go home during the race. The results were available the next day and it was negative.
– On Wednesday 14th October, Rossi was feeling perfectly fit and he trained at home without any symptoms or difficulties.
– On Thursday morning, October 15, he woke up and felt some pain. She had a slight fever and immediately called a doctor. The doctor performed two tests:
1. A ‘quick PCR test’, it came back again with negative test results.
2. A standard PCR test, the result of which came on Thursday, October 15, at 1:00:00 local time. Unfortunately these results were positive.
– While Rossi was at her home from Sunday night (October 11) to today (October 15), she did not contact anyone present at the Gran Primio de Aragon, including the VR46 Academy driver, VR46 staff, Monster. Energy Yamaha MotoGP team members.
– Tavulia’s medical staff will monitor Rossi’s condition.
– The situation will be reviewed daily with a view to Rossi’s participation in the upcoming MotzGP race events.
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