Sport Positive Corona test: Valentino Rossi misses MotoGP races in Aragon
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Now Valentino Rossi has caught the MotoGP superstar. The Italian tested positive for the corona virus on Thursday. This means that Rossi has to skip the Grand Prix in MotorLand Aragon (Spain) this weekend. He is at home in Tavullia (Italy).
In a statement from Rossi: "Unfortunately I woke up today and didn't feel well. My bones ached and I had a slight fever. So I immediately called the doctor, who tested me twice."
"The quick PCR test was negative, just like my test on Tuesday. But the second test I received this afternoon at 4:00 pm was unfortunately positive. I am very disappointed that I got the race in Aragon must leave out. "
Valentino Rossi on cold and wet Le Mans training: "It was dangerous today"
© Motorsport Images Valentino Rossi was not happy with the conditions, but with his performance Valentino Rossi would actually have had the MotoGP training sessions in Le Mans on Friday Finished fifth place 0.879 seconds behind the fastest time of Jack Miller (Pramac-Ducati). But because his fastest lap was subsequently canceled, the Yamaha rider ended up in twelfth place. With his second fastest time in the second free practice session he was 1.411 seconds short of the lead.
"I want to be optimistic, but I think that I will also miss the second Aragon race."
"I'm sad and angry for sticking to the protocol. Although Tuesday's test was negative, I've isolated myself since returning from Le Mans. It's the way it is and I can't change the situation. "
"I will follow the medical advice and hopefully feel better soon." Yamaha has not nominated a replacement driver for Rossi. The second MotoGP race will take place in Aragon this coming weekend (October 18th).
Corona test positive at Yamaha even before Le Mans
Yamaha manager Lin Jarvis says about the current situation: "This is very bad news for Valentino and very bad news for the Yamaha MotoGP team and for all MotoGP fans worldwide."
"First and foremost, we hope that Valentino will not have to suffer too much in the coming days and that he will recover as soon as possible."
"It's a difficult moment" - Valentino Rossi also falls in Le Mans
Third self-inflicted fall in a row: Valentino Rossi retires from the French Grand Prix shortly after the start and slips to 13th position in the World Championship Yamaha driver Valentino Rossi had great expectations at the French Grand Prix in Le Mans. The course is one of the Italian's parade routes and is also the Yamaha M1. But this year the race for the old master was already over after a few hundred meters to race report .
"After ourengineers were absent from the Le Mans race because a member had previously tested positive but luckily showed no symptoms, this is now the second blow for our MotoGP operation."
"These two incidents make us aware that the risk is always there, no matter how careful you act. We can see that in the currently increasing number of infections in Europe."
"We checked with the Italian health authorities and were told that all team members who were in contact with Valentino until Monday were excluded from direct risk. However, from now on we will be even more attentive to the likelihood of future problems to minimize."
Ducati MotoGP rider Dovizioso "worried" about Q2 chances at Aragon .
Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso admits he's "worried" about getting into Q2 for the Aragon Grand Prix from FP3 after struggling in the cold conditions during Friday's MotoGP practicesDovizioso ended up 1.2 seconds off the best pace on the combined practice times at Aragon on Friday down in 13th having found it difficult to generate heat in his tyres in the cold conditions.