The positive of Valentino rossi by COVID-19 has all the Paddock of MotoGP With the alarms well turned on The Italian made the right decision not to travel to the Aragon Grand Prix, despite the fact that in previous tests he had tested negative for his swab. The Yamaha rider will miss at least the test this Sunday and will have to wait for the answer to his rest so far this week.
This Friday, after free practice, Alex Marquez he chatted with the press present at the Aragon circuit. In this press conference, the Spanish pilot confessed that after Rossi’s positive, the rest of the pilots began to be a little afraid of the situation of being able to get infected and miss a race due to the virus. In addition, he assured that it is very easy to get infected under these conditions.
Besides Rossi, previously Jorge Martin (Moto2 rider) had been confirmed as a carrier of the virus. Tony Arbolino, Moto3 rider, was also disaffected this weekend after being in contact with a positive case. “Three drivers, but there have been many more cases: mechanics, engineers, and other people. It is something we are exposed to. In the end, the Rossi thing if you test positive you have to stay at home, you have no choice, “said Márquez.
Failures in the protocol?
The Spanish pilot pointed out to the media that the protocol presented by the category is not as safe as it seems. “We are exposed to it and it can mark us a bit. Valentino is very in contact with all the pilots in the academy and now there is this fear of seeing who is infected or not. In the end, the pilots are in contact with many people in the paddock, with many journalists, and it is dangerous, it is very easy to catch the virus, “he warned.
What if he gets it?
At the end of the interview, Márquez was asked what would have happened if he caught it after holding a party after the podium at Le Mans. «I don’t know, they could tell me that I had celebrated it on the podium, which I didn’t. I celebrated it in my own way, at home with the family. In the end it is very easy, with anyone you are in contact, be it your parents, partner or whoever, you are exposed to the virus. It’s something you have to be careful with, ”Álex closed.