Valentino Rossi between hope and sadness: «It is a very complicated and serious virus»

Valentino Rossi.

The news of a new positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) by Valentino rossi shook the entire paddock from MotoGP. The Italian has not yet ruled out or confirmed his participation in the European Grand Prix, in Valencia, leaving the door open to any possibility. The Italian is among the hope to be able to be and the sadness missing the third race in a row of the season.

This morning Valentino Rossi spoke for the team’s official Twitter account Yamaha and made his feelings known. In addition, the multi-champion said that a new swab will be done to be able to be in the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. Rossi tested positive for the first time in the run-up to the Aragon Grand Prix, after symptoms were present before his trip.

The Italian expressed his pain for testing positive again and detailed the process he carried out for his recovery. “I isolated myself at home all the time and followed medical advice closely. It’s a sad and difficult situation, but that’s the way it is, ”said Rossi, who is 15th in the championship and discarded his chances of reaching the tenth title of his career.

In addition, he confirmed that the test that gave him positive was that of this Tuesday that is paid by the organization of the category. “Unfortunately, yesterday (Tuesday), I went back to do another test and it came back positive, like all the previous ones. Luckily, I still have two more chances to get back on track on Friday or Saturday, ”he hoped.

“A complicated and serious virus”

Finally, the Italian highlighted how difficult it is to carry the disease forward, despite his good physical condition. «This virus is very complicated and serious. I felt really bad for two days, then in a few days I was completely back in shape, 100%. I really hope that the next result of the PCR test is negative, because missing two more races is too much, “he concluded sadly.

Yamaha’s empty box in Aragon after Rossi’s positive. Source:

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