The health bubble that presented MotoGP against him COVID-19 is having some problems. Drivers continue to be added who will not be available this weekend at the European Grand Prix in Valencia. On the morning of this Thursday, it was confirmed that another competitor was withdrawn from the race this Sunday after the coronavirus prevented him.
In the last hours it was confirmed that Iker Lecuona, team driver Red Bull KTM Tech3, will not be present on the penultimate date of the MotoGP calendar. The Spaniard tested negative for his swab on Tuesday. However, he confirmed that he will not be in Valencia after his brother was infected with the virus. Lecuona isolated himself on his own initiative, since he lives with his brother.
The Spanish pilot confirmed the news on social networks and showed a great gesture by isolating himself despite being negative for COVID-19. This case is added to that of Valentino rossi, that despite having high expectations for being able to compete this weekend, his options are beginning to run out over time. Rossi confirmed his infection almost three weeks ago, but tested positive again on Tuesday.
Lecuona marches in 17th place in the championship. This year is the first full season for the Spaniard, who in 2019 played the last race on the calendar. However, he had to retire after an accident on lap 13. On his Instagram account, the KTM rider was very hurt by the news this morning.
“Unfortunately I will not participate in the European Grand Prix as my assistant has tested positive for COVID-19 and although I have been negative as a contact case, I am obliged to remain in quarantine. We do not understand how it could have happened, we have really been very careful. I want everything to return to normal as soon as possible and to be able to reach the next races. Thank everyone for their support and especially Red Bull KTM Tech3 “, he said.