MotoGP, Valentino Rossi positive for COVID-19: where he’d been these days

Yamaha announced: the Doctor did not come into contact with his team members or with the riders of the VR46 Riders Academy


To ensure the utmost transparency regarding Valentino Rossi's positivity to COVID-19, Yamaha traced all of his movements after the Le Mans race.

Here are the details:

- On Sunday, October 11th, Rossi left the Le Mans circuit and returned to his home in Tavullia.

- On Tuesday, October 13th, Rossi was underwent a PCR test (Polymerase Chain Reaction) , which is mandatory for those who go home between one race and another. The result was available the next day and it was negative.

- Wednesday, October 14th, Rossi felt fit and trained at home with no symptoms or discomfort.

- On Thursday October 15th, he woke up in the morning and felt a bit achy. He had a slight fever and called the doctor right away. The doctor gave him two tests:

1. A rapid PCR test, which was again negative.
2. A standard PCR test, for which he received the result on Thursday, October 15th, at 4pm local time. Unfortunately, this result was positive.

- During Rossi’s stay at home - from Sunday night (October 11th) until today (October 15th) - he has not been in contact with anyone currently present at the Aragon Grand Prix, including the VR46 Academy riders, VR46 staff, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team members, and so on.

- Rossi’s condition will be carefully monitored by the medical staff in Tavullia.

- The situation will be assessed daily in view of Rossi’s participation in the upcoming MotoGP races.


Translated by Leila Myftija

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