The news that was released this morning had a hard impact on the world of MotoGP. Valentino rossi tested positive for coronavirus again (COVID-19) and its presence at the European Grand Prix, in Valencia, seems to be ruled out. However, some doors have already been opened for its replacement. Returns Jorge Lorenzo with Yamaha?
A few minutes after Rossi confirmed his positive, the Yamaha team released a statement through social networks in which they confirmed that the replacement for ‘Vale’ is already confirmed. However, the name that was released was not what was expected. Jorge Lorenzo will not be at the Ricardo Tormo circuit this weekend.
The news fell very badly in the environment of Lorenzo, since the presence of the Spanish was not taken into account this weekend. Who will be in Rossi’s place is Garrett gerloff, pilot of the World Superbike. In addition to giving this news, you can read between the lines the decision of Yamaha: Jorge Lorenzo will leave the team at the end of the year.
Gerloff is looking forward to his MotoGP debut. In the Superbike championship he has competed for the Japanese team since this season. This year he obtained three podiums and finished 11th in the championship. However, Yamaha gave him the opportunity that in case Rossi is not fit to compete, he can get on the bike.
“I’m sorry to have this opportunity”
For his part, Gerloff has already ruled on his possible MotoGP debut. “I am honored that Yamaha considered me for this opportunity. But I am sorry to have this opportunity in these unfortunate circumstances for Valentino. I hope he recovers soon, we all miss him on the track! ”Said the 25-year-old American.