Valentino Rossi will certainly be able to race in the Valencia MotoGP event after being tested negative for the corona virus The Doctor was previously said to have tested positive for the corona virus ahead of this weekend’s race.
“Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP are pleased to confirm that Valentino Rossi will be able to take part in the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana this weekend,” quoted from the official website of Monster Energy Yamaha, Friday (13/12). .
Rossi tested positive for Covid-19 based on the results of the PCR swab test on Tuesday (10/11). This senior racer was then asked to take two further tests, according to FIM regulations, to be allowed to take part in the Valencia GP.
The first test was carried out by Rossi on Wednesday (11/11) and the result was negative. He returned for tests on Thursday (12/11) at his residence. After that, Rossi immediately traveled to Valencia, Spain.
“The two follow-up tests showed negative Covid-19 results, confirming Rossi’s attendance for the race this weekend,” the official statement wrote.
Previously, Rossi was threatened with not being able to appear at the Valencia MotoGP because the latest corona virus test declared Rossi was positive of Covid19. La Gazzetta dello Sport said that the positive result on the Covid-19 test carried out by Rossi still had to be followed up because it could have indicated a false positive or the test came out positive but was actually not infected.
The Covid-19 case had previously prevented Rossi from appearing at the Aragon MotoGP and the Teruel MotoGP.
Two times he failed to race due to being infected with Covid-19 also worsened Rossi’s performance in the riders’ standings, in addition to his five failures to finish this season. In the standings, Rossi is fixated on 58 points and is now in 15th place.
At last weekend’s race at the European MotoGP, Rossi, who returned to compete on the track after being indicated to have the corona virus, was only able to appear in the first five laps and had to end the race faster.