Pembalap Monster Energy Yamaha tersebut dinyatakan positif COVID-19 usai menjalani tes swab pada pukul 16.00 waktu setempat.
"Unfortunately, this morning I woke up and I was not feeling good. My bones were score and I had a slight fever, so I immediately called the doctor who tested me twice. The 'quick PCR test' result was negative, just like the test I underwent on Tuesday. But the second one, of which the result was sent to me at 16:00 this afternoon, was unfortunately positive.
"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... I am sad and angry because I did my best to respect the protocol and although the test I had on Tuesday was negative, I self-isolated since my arrival from le Mans. Anyways, this is the way it is, and I can't do anything to change the situation. I will now follow the medical advice, and I just hope I will be feeling well soon."
Dengan demikian Rossi dipastikan tak ikut serta di seri MotoGP Aragon setelah dirinya dinyatakan positif COVID-19 dan harus menjalani isolasi mandiri.
Ia menjadi pembalap motor kedua yang positif COVID-19 setelah Jorge Martin.
Semoga lekas sembuh..