On the morning of this Thursday, the news was known that a pilot of the Motorcycle World Championship was confirmed as a carrier of coronavirus, facing the Misano Grand Prix, which will be played this weekend. This was communicated by the organization of the category and the Grand Prize.
Is about Jorge Martin, Moto2 division rider, opening act for MotoGP. The pilot communicated the news through social networks. In addition to Martín, it was confirmed that a mechanic (neither the equipment nor the category was clarified) is also a carrier of the virus. The Spanish is a firm candidate to fight for the title by the end of the season, since he was in third position.
«Two people who were supposed to participate in the San Marino Grand Prix have tested positive for COVID-19. As his team has already confirmed, one of the people is Moto2 rider Jorge Martín from the Red Bull KTM team. There has also been a positive result in the case of a mechanic from a different team. Both are asymptomatic and now they are safe and isolated. They have not joined the paddock for the event and will not be able to attend the race, ”says the category statement.
For its part, the MotoGP organization confirmed that since the Spanish Grand Prix, up to this weekend a total of 14,000 tests have been carried out. Ensuring that each case was isolated and assisted accordingly. Martin was Moto3 champion in 2018, and in 2019 he finished 11th in the Moto2 championship. In addition, Martín would go to the Ducati Moto GP main team, in 2021.
Jorge Martín’s statement
The KTM rider confirmed the news that he is a carrier of coronavirus in his twitter account, Thursday morning. “Hi all! Inform that I will not participate in the Misano GP because I test positive for Covid-19, I will miss being on the track and I hope to compete again as soon as possible! Thank you all for the messages of support! », Lamented Martín.