The Yamaha team reported this Thursday that the Italian rider Valentino Rossi has tested positive for Covid-19 and He will not be able to compete this weekend in the Aragon Grand Prix, at the MotorLand in Alcañiz (Teruel).
“Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and Yamaha Motor Racing Srl regret to announce that Valentino Rossi will not be able to attend the Aragon Grand Prix this weekend,” the team said in a note.
Yamaha explains that On Sunday October 11, Rossi left the Le Mans circuit and traveled back to his home in Tavullia (Italy) and that on Tuesday the 13th he underwent the usual PCR test, which is mandatory for those who visit their homes between races. “The result was available the next day and it was negative”, need.
He adds that the next day Rossi “felt in top shape and trained at home without any symptoms or inconvenience,” but that Thursday 15 “woke up in the morning and felt a little sore. He had a slight fever and immediately called a doctor. “
Rossi underwent two tests: a rapid PCR test, which came back with a negative result, and a standard PCR test, the result of which arrived on Thursday, October 15, at 4:00 p.m. local time. “Unfortunately this result was positive”notes the team.
“During Rossi’s stay at his house from Sunday night (October 11) until this Thursday (October 15), Rossi has not been in contact with anyone who is currently present at the Aragon Grand Prix, including the VR46 Academy riders, VR46 staff, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team members, etc. “indicates the team.
Yamaha states that Rossi’s condition will be closely monitored by the medical staff at Tavullia and that “the situation will be reviewed every day with a view to Rossi’s participation in the upcoming MotoGP races.”