COVID-19 has hung over the world like a shroud of distress this 12 months, and regardless of what number of precautions are taken, MotoGP sadly is not shielded from it casting its gaze upon the paddock. On Thursday, having felt unwell at dwelling in Italy, nine-time grand prix world champion Valentino Rossi turned the primary premier class rider to check Positive for the virus and can miss this weekend’s Aragon Grand Prix.
Rossi admitted on his social media accounts on Thursday night that subsequent weekend’s Teruel GP at Aragon is probably going a “no go” for him. This comes every week after six Yamaha crew members had been hit by the virus in Andorra, whereas Moto2 rider Jorge Martin was compelled out of the Misano double-header final month after testing Positive.
Predictably, the shock of Rossi’s Positive COVID-19 check wasn’t allowed to settle in earlier than social media was awash with hypothesis that Yamaha might name on check rider Jorge Lorenzo to make his MotoGP comeback.