The Monster Energy Yamaha Team racer, Valentino Rossi, is doubtful for paving at the European GP this weekend after the PCR test on Tuesday (03/11) showed that he was still positive for Covid-19.
As is known, The Doctor has indeed been infected with the Covid-19 outbreak since before the Teruel Grand Prix two weeks ago. As a result, he had to miss the series and undergo self-quarantine for approximately 10 days.
Well, the self-quarantine period has ended since Tuesday (03/11), but Rossi must first undergo a PCR test to determine whether the Covid-19 virus has really disappeared from his body.
Unfortunately, these results show that Rider from Italy is still positive for Covid-19.
Regarding this, the 42 year old man admitted that he was very disappointed, because he had missed several races this season after failing to reach the finish line.
“This virus is really complicated and serious. I didn’t feel well for two days, and within a few days I was back in good shape, 100% fit. I was going into self-isolation at home all the time and obeying all medical advice.”
“This is a difficult situation and it makes me sad. But this is how it is. Unfortunately, yesterday (Tuesday), I underwent another test and the results were still positive, like the previous tests, “he said in the official release of the Yamaha Team.
However, Rossi still has hope because there is a second PCR test scheduled to be held today, Thursday (05/11) local time. It is clear that Vale’s hope is that the results of the second PCR test can make him go down at the European Grand Prix tomorrow.
“Fortunately, I still have two chances to return to the track on Friday or Saturday. I am very sad, because I feel fine, and can’t wait to get back on M1 and reunite with the team. I really hope the next PCR test will be negative, because I was absent. two races is too many, “he concluded.
Meanwhile, if the second PCR test result is still positive, then the Monster Energy Yamaha team will forcefully appoint Garret Gerloff as the GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Rider from the United States to replace Rossi in the next two races.