Valentino Rossi and Federica Pellegrini tested positive to Covid-19. The champion of MotoGP announced it on Twitter. The Doctor will be forced to skip the GP of Aragon in Spain that will be held next Sunday.
Unlucky moment for the Yamaha rider, just after 3 consecutive outings that put him out of the fight for the MotoGP world title, Valentino Rossi tested positive to Covid-19 this week.
The Italian Super Champion wrote on Twitter, “Unfortunately I woke up this morning and I didn’t feel well. I felt particularly weak and had a slight fever, so I immediately called the doctor who did two tests. The result of the “rapid PCR test” was negative, just like the test I had already done on Tuesday. But the second one, whose result was sent to me at 4pm this afternoon, was unfortunately positive,” he added.
“I am do disappointed that I will have to miss the race at Aragon. I would like to be optimistic and confident, but I expect the second round in Aragon to be a ‘no go’ for me as well. […] Now I will follow medical advice, and I just hope to get well as soon as possible”.
Federica Pellegrini is also positive for coronavirus. The same swimmer from Italy announced it with a story on Instagram. “I just received bad news, yesterday during a training session I went out because I had a lot of pains and on the way home in the afternoon I started to have a sore throat. I didn’t go to the pool anymore, I did the swab and the result was positive. I am positive at Covid”.
“I’m really sorry because on Monday I had to leave for Isl in Budapest and start training, which I needed and wanted to do. Instead, of course, it will not be like that. I’m really sorry for everything, I started the year well and I’m training well”. “I don’t know whether to laugh or cry too and I have cried until now we will try to take the positive side of it, even if for now it escapes me. Now we are going to have these ten days of quarantine at home”.