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Motorcycles Yamaha unlikely to replace Rossi for Teruel GP

15:00  16 october  2020
15:00  16 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Teruel GP . Yamaha MotoGP team boss Lin Jarvis has named four riders that could replace the injured Valentino Rossi for the next round of the series at Aragon. Yamaha opted not to field a replacement for Rossi at his home grand prix, instead running a sole works M1 for Maverick Vinales.

Teruel GP . Yamaha team boss Lin Jarvis does not expect contract extension talks with Valentino Rossi to begin until several races into next year’s campaign. Rossi ’s current deal was signed on the eve of the 2016 season and was announced during the Qatar weekend, triggering a number of moves

Yamaha team manager Massimo Meregalli says "I don't think we will" replace Valentino Rossi for next weekend's MotoGP Teruel Grand Prix after he tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.

Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing

Rossi tested positive for the virus on Thursday after waking up feeling unwell and will not race in this weekend's Aragon GP, while his participation in the second Aragon event next week is highly unlikely.

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Teruel GP . 23 Oct. Yamaha has announced that World Superbike rider Michael van der Mark will replace Valentino Rossi for the next MotoGP round at Aragon. "It is never easy to step in to replace another rider and even more difficult to replace Valentino Rossi , but we believe that Michael has all

Teruel GP . Fabio Quartararo says he hopes that Italian MotoGP fans don't "hate" him because he is replacing their idol Valentino Rossi at the factory Yamaha squad next season.

Yamaha won't field a replacement this weekend, but talk of putting test rider Jorge Lorenzo on the bike for the Teruel GP has emerged.

Lorenzo has only had four days of MotoGP bike time since February, the most recent of which at the two-day track familiarisation at the Algarve last week – though he is yet to actually ride the 2020 M1.

Meregalli says Lorenzo may be an option should Rossi be forced to miss the Valencia double-header next month, but admitted his performance in Portugal – where he was four seconds off of Aprilia's Aleix Espargaro – showed he needs more time on the bike first.

"Yesterday we received a bad surprise, which we didn't expect," Meregalli said when asked about Rossi's diagnosis on MotoGP's world feed.

"He tried to be safe, but unfortunately he caught it. Now we are just wishing him to be back as soon as possible. He is feeling a few of the symptoms.

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Teruel GP . 23 Oct. World Superbike regular Van der Mark will make his premier class debut this weekend after being selected by Yamaha to stand in for Rossi , who remains on the sidelines with a broken leg sustained in a motocross crash.

"For sure we expect him to be back in Valencia, we don't think he'll be back for Aragon 2.

"In this moment, we have not talked yet to replace him here, but honestly speaking I don't think we will."

Speaking to Sky Sports Italy on Lorenzo, Meregalli added: "We now have 10 days to evaluate a replacement for Aragon 2, but at the moment we haven't talked to anyone.

"I don't rule out Lorenzo [to replace], but I think after the tests he did in Portimao it's clear that he needs to ride a bit more.

"Should Valentino not be able to return to Valencia, he [Lorenzo] will certainly be taken more into consideration.

"Lorenzo rode with us for a day and a half in Sepang in February, after which he never rode any bikes [until last week].

"We also talked about it with our riders, despite the fact that they are racing the championship, during the breaks they need to always ride.

"Surely Jorge has lost the habit of braking, speed, acceleration, so he definitely needs to turn a little more on the bike."

Rossi “didn’t understand” why he crashed in French GP .
Valentino Rossi “didn’t understand” why he crashed on the opening lap of the MotoGP French Grand Prix and called his third-successive non-finish a “great shame”. © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing crash The Yamaha rider started from 10th and was in the middle of the pack on the run up to the Dunlop chicane on the opening lap of Sunday’s Le Mans race when the rear of his M1 swung round on him.

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