Vanlentino Rossi forced to sit out Aragon GP

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Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi will not to be able to participate in this weekend's Aragon Grand Prix due to a positive test for Covid-19.

The nine-time World Champion tested negative on Tuesday but then felt unwell on Thursday morning. He was confirmed as positive for Covid-19 thereafter, on Thursday afternoon. Rossi is at home in Italy and has not been in contact with anyone present at MotorLand Aragon.

"Unfortunately, this morning I woke up and I was not feeling good." Said Rossi "My bones were sore and I had a slight fever, so I immediately called the doctor who tested me twice."

"The ’quick PCR test‘ result was negative, just like the test I underwent on Tuesday. But the second one, of which the result was sent to me at 16:00 this afternoon, was unfortunately positive. I am so disappointed that I will have to miss the race at Aragon."

"I'd like to be optimistic and confident, but I expect the second round in Aragon to be a ’no go‘ for me as well... I am sad and angry because I did my best to respect the protocol and although the test I had on Tuesday was negative, I self-isolated since my arrival from Le Mans."

"Anyway, this is the way it is, and I can't do anything to change the situation. I will now follow the medical advice, and I just hope I will be feeling well soon." Concluded Rossi wish a speed recover and quick return to The Doctor.

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