Valentino Rossi will not be this weekend in Alcañiz.
The Italian rider, who is at his home in Tavullia, has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Yamaha team and confirmed himself.
The team explains in a statement that on Sunday, October 11, Rossi left the Le Mans circuit and traveled back home and that
on Tuesday the 13th he underwent the usual PCR test
, which is mandatory for those who visit their homes between careers.
"The result was available the next day and it was negative," he says.
He adds that the next day Rossi "felt in top shape and trained at home without any symptoms or inconvenience", but this
Thursday 15 "he 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.
No contact with the team
"During Rossi's stay at his home 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 riders from the VR46 Academy, VR46 staff, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team members, etc. "indicates the team.
Yamaha states that Rossi will be monitored by the medical staff at Tavullia and that "the situation will be reviewed every day with a view to Rossi participating in the next MotoGP races."
Rossi himself explains: "Unfortunately this morning I woke up and did not feel well. My bones were aching and I had a slight fever, so I immediately called the doctor who examined me twice. The rapid PCR result was negative, as was the test I underwent on Tuesday. "
"But the second, the result of which was sent to me at 16:00 this afternoon, was unfortunately positive. I am so disappointed that I will have to miss the Aragon race. I would like to be optimistic,
I hope to be in the second round in Aragon next week. that comes,
"I am sad and angry because
I did everything possible to respect the protocol
and, although the test on Tuesday was negative, I isolated myself since my arrival from Le Mans. Anyway, that is how it is, and there is nothing I can do to change the situation. Now I will follow the medical advice, and I only hope that I feel well soon, "he concludes.
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