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.