Italian MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi has tested positive for coronavirus, as he himself confirmed in a public statement, and will not run this weekend at the Aragon Grand Prix, eleventh race of the World Motorcycling Championship.
That of Tavullia, that too the next World Cup event will be missed, explained that since this morning he has had symptoms. “I got up this morning and I wasn’t feeling well. My bones hurt and I had a bit of a fever. I called the doctor right away and they did two tests on me. The rapid PCR came out negative, like the test I went through. “But the second one, the result of which came to me this afternoon at four o’clock, is positive, unfortunately,” he said.
“I’m very sad not to be able to run the race in Aragon. I would like to be optimistic and confident, but I think for the second race at Motorland it will also be a ‘not fit’,” added the Italian, who is “sad and angry “for missing two championship dates.
In this sense, Rossi has said that he has “done everything possible to respect the rules and protocol.” “Although Thursday’s test was negative, I confined myself when I arrived from Le Mans. Anyway, that’s what it is and I can’t do anything to change the situation. I will follow the medical instructions and I hope to feel very soon, “he concluded.