Positive for Covid-19, Nakagami Absent at the Argentine Grand Prix

TAKAAKI Nakagami will miss the MotoGP race, the Argentine GP, this weekend, after the Japanese racer announced he was positive for COVID-19, Thursday (31/3).

The LCR Honda team announced via Twitter, Thursday (31/3), that Nakagami had tested positive for COVID-19, Monday (28/3) before leaving for Termas de Rio Hondo.

The driver is asymptomatic and underwent two more tests and all came back positive.

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Nakagami will rest at home before trying to get fit again for the American GP next week.

« Unfortunately, I won’t be racing this weekend in Argentina. I got a positive PCR test before flying to Termas, » Nakagami tweeted.

« I apologize to the team, sponsors and fans. I don’t have any symptoms and I feel good, I’m just very sad and disappointed. »

« I hope to be back on track again in Austin for the American GP, » he continued.

Because HRC test rider Stefan Bradl has been assigned to replace Marc Marquez at Repsol Honda, Alex Marquez will be alone defending the LCR Honda team in Argentina. (Ant/OL-1)