Rossi tests positive for COVID-19, to miss Aragon MotoGP | Racing News

Rossi assessments constructive for COVID-19, to overlook Aragon MotoGP | Racing Information

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9-time world champion Valentino Rossi has examined constructive for COVID-19 and can miss this weekend’s Aragon MotoGP. Rossi, who travelled again to his to his dwelling in Tavullia, Italy after final weekend’s French Grand Prix, confirmed on Thursday he awakened with slight fever and underwent two assessments for COVID-19.
“The ‘fast PCR check‘ end result was detrimental, identical to the check I underwent on Tuesday. However the second, of which the end result was despatched to me this afternoon, was sadly constructive,” Rossi, 41, mentioned on Twitter.

“I am so disenchanted that I should miss the race at Aragon.”
The Italian turns into the primary MotoGP rider to check constructive for the coronavirus, though paddock members have beforehand examined constructive for COVID-19.
Moto2 rider Jorge Martin was additionally pressured to sit down out of final month’s Misano double-header after testing constructive for the virus.
Yamaha confirmed Rossi adopted all of the well being and security protocols all through the week and can now self-isolate, together with his medical situation intently monitored by the staff’s medical workers.
Rossi, 13th within the championship standings with 58 factors, mentioned he’s unlikely to return for the second spherical at Aragon on Oct. 25.
“I might prefer to be optimistic and assured, however I anticipate the second spherical in Aragon to be a ‘no go’ for me as nicely,” he mentioned.
“I’ll now observe the medical recommendation, and I simply hope I might be feeling nicely quickly.”
Rossi has failed to complete in every of the final three races, crashing out on the opening lap of final weekend’s French Grand Prix.
Yamaha have made no point out of fielding a alternative for the upcoming races however this might open door for check rider Jorge Lorenzo, a three-times world champion, to make a return this season.

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