Valentino Rossi tests positive for coronavirus

Valentino Rossi tests positive for coronavirus and will likely miss the next two MotoGP races.

Valentino Rossi, 41, an Italian professional motorcycle road racer and multiple MotoGP World Champion, is now set to miss two MotoGP races due to a recent positive coronavirus test.

The racer released a statement on social media confirming that he tested positive for the virus and now he fully expects to be unable to race in, at least, the next two MotoGP race of the season.

The Italian, who has won the world champion title a nine-time, is currently 13th in this season’s rankings.

In his statement, he said, “Unfortunately, this morning I woke up and I was not feeling good,”

“My bones were sore, and I had a slight fever, so I immediately called the doctor who tested me twice.”

He added, “I am so disappointed that I will have to miss the race at Aragon,”

“I’d like to be optimistic and confident, but I expect the second round in Aragon to be a no-go for me as well.”

Rossi’s first quick PCR test showed as negative however his second test revealed a positive result.

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