Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider Jorge Martin has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the resumption of racing this weekend at Misano.
The Spaniard, currently third in the Moto2 standings, tested positive for the virus during the standard testing procedure put in place as part of Dorna’s COVID-19 protocol, and as a result, was not allowed to travel to Misano for the race.
Martin has been in quarantine since receiving the test results. Martin is now awaiting the results of a second test, to confirm the first test.
If that test returns a negative result, he will be allowed to travel to Misano, but if it comes back positive gain, then Martin will have to follow the recommendations laid out by the government of the country he lives in, which for Martin is Spain.
That means self isolating for 10 days, which would mean he would miss the first race at Misano, but might be able to race in the second round.
That would complicate Martin’s Moto2 title challenge. He is currently third in the standings, 8 points behind leader Luca Marini and tied on points with Enea Bastianini.
But with a maximum of 8 races left, there are still opportunities for him to recover points.
Martin is the third person to test positive for COVID-19. Previously, a camera operator working with French TV and a rider in the Red Bull Rookies Cup also tested positive.
He may not be the only rider to miss Misano, however, as rumors continue to circulate about at least one more case in the support classes.
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