MotoGP, Rossi’s out of danger: third swab also negative

Valentino will be taking part in the Valencia Grand Prix this weekend, after two negative Coronavirus swabs 


Yamaha and the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team confirmed that Valentino Rossi will be able to participate in the Valencia Grand Prix this weekend.

Following the weakly positive PCR test (Polymerase Chain Reaction) result he received on Tuesday, November 10th, Valentino Rossi had to have two more PCR tests (Wednesday, November  11th and Thursday, November 12th), as per FIM regulations, in order to participate in the next GP of Valencia. Both swabs were negative, confirming Rossi’s presence this race weekend.


- On Tuesday, November 10th, Rossi was subjected to the usual PCR test, mandatory for those who go home between races. He received the result of this first test the next day, and it was  positive with a very low viral load. Doctors advised Rossi to undergo two more tests, with an interval of 24 hours.

- On Wednesday, November 11th, Rossi had another PCR test, which was negative this morning (Thursday, November 12th).

- This morning (Thursday, November 12th), Rossi had a third PCR test at home and then traveled to Valencia, Spain, where he self-isolated while waiting for the result. It was negative, so Rossi was able to join the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team again and participate in the Grand Prix de la Comunitat Valenciana this weekend.


Translated by Leila Myftija

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