The week that is ending is a roller coaster of sensations for Valentino rossi. The Italian tested positive again this Tuesday in the official swab of MotoGP. However, hope is the last thing that is lost for ‘Vale’, so a test was carried out again this Thursday that finally gave negative, so you are already heading to the Ricardo Tormo circuit of Valencia.
The Italian pilot underwent a new PCR test to detect if he continues to be positive for coronavirus, and fortunately it was negative. He automatically found out about the result, he requested the fastest private flight and left for Spain, to carry out a second test in less than 24 hours to be part of the test this Sunday.
‘Il Dottore’ has not yet confirmed its participation in the European Grand Prix, although it was negative this Thursday. The organizing company of the category, Dorna Sports, requires in its protocol that for a pilot who was positive to enter the paddock, he must undergo two tests that his results are negative, so Rossi will have to wait.
Although he is already heading to the circuit, Yamaha he already has his replacement. While Jorge Lorenzo is the test pilot of the Japanese brand, from the top they chose Garrett gerloff. Gerloff is a World Superbike rider and he is from the United States. He never raced in MotoGP, so it would be his absolute debut.
It only remains to know if Gerloff will be part of the first two practices of the weekend, so Rossi would miss at least free practice sessions 1 and 2. Friday’s participant list, which was delivered yesterday, says that the American He will be at the controls of the Yamaha, although he can be replaced by Rossi on Saturday.