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Sport Virus positive Rossi must miss second MotoGP race

14:41  18 october  2020
14:41  18 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Valentino Rossi says he has tested positive for coronavirus and expects to miss the next two races of the MotoGP season. The 41-year-old Italian is a nine-time world champion and 13th in this The next race will be in Aragon, Spain on 18 October, with another race at the same venue a week later.

Rossi , who travelled back to his to his home in Tavullia, Italy after last weekend's French Grand But the second one, of which the result was sent to me this afternoon, was unfortunately positive ," Rossi , 41, said on Twitter. The Italian becomes the first MotoGP rider to test positive for the coronavirus

Seven-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi's quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 means he will miss not only Sunday's Aragon Grand Prix but also next weekend's Grand Prix of Teruel, his Yamaha team said.

Valentino Rossi wearing a hat: The 'Doctor' is out: Valentino Rossi will miss a second race in Aragon © JAVIER SORIANO The 'Doctor' is out: Valentino Rossi will miss a second race in Aragon

"Due to Italian law, Valentino Rossi will be unable to attend the Gran Premio de Teruel event," said a team statement.

The 41-year-old Italian has to compete a 10-day quarantine and test negative before he can return to the circuits. 

Yamaha said that it would again not replace Valentino in Teruel, leaving Maverick Vinales to ride alone at the two races at MotorLand Aragon.

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Rossi , who travelled back to his to his home in Tavullia, Italy after last weekend's French Grand Prix, confirmed on Thursday he woke up with slight fever and (Reuters) - Nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend's Aragon MotoGP .

Rossi , who travelled back to his to his home in Tavullia, Italy after last weekend's French Grand Prix, confirmed on Thursday he woke up with The Italian becomes the first MotoGP rider to test positive for the coronavirus, although paddock members have previously tested positive for COVID-19.


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Michelin, which supplies MotoGP, also announced on Sunday that one of its technicians tested positive and was placed in isolation along with one of his colleagues. 

Rossi was not the only rider forced to miss this weekend due to Covid-19. 

In Moto3, young Italian Tony Arbolino must quarantine after coming into contact with a fellow passenger to Spain who tested positive for the virus.

Spaniard Jorge Martin, who rides in Moto2, missed two races n September after a positive test. 

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