BREAKING NEWS: Valentino Rossi tests positive for COVID-19, will miss Aragon

Valentino Rossi will sit out of Aragon race 1 and likely race two with COVID-19.

Valentino Rossi’s luck goes from bad to worse in the second half of the season, testing positive for COVID-19. ‘The Doctor’ is set to miss the first race at Aragon and may also miss race 2 if he cannot produce a negative test.

Rossi himself confirmed the news in a statement which said, “Unfortunately, this morning I woke up and was not feeling good. My bones were sore and I had a slight fever, so I immediately called the doctor who tested me twice. The ‘quick PCR test’ result was negative, just like the test I underwent on Tuesday. But the second one, of which the result was sent to me at 16:00 this afternoon, was unfortunately positive. I am so disappointed that I will have to miss the race at Aragon.

I’d like to be optimistic and confident, but I expect the second round at Aragon to be a ‘no go’ for me as well… I am sad and angry because I did my best to respect the protocol and although the test I had on Tuesday was negative, I self-isolated since my arrival from Le Mans. Anyway, this is the way it is, and I can’t do anything to change the situation. I will now follow the medical advice and I just hope I will be feeling well soon.”

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