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The MotoGP star who tested positive for coronavirus and may miss the Dakar Rally

In the last hours it was confirmed that one of the most important stars of the paddock of MotoGP tested positive for coronavirus. Danilo petruc


In the last hours it was confirmed that one of the most important stars of the paddock of MotoGP tested positive for coronavirus. Danilo petrucci, who was facing one of his greatest dreams, to run the Dakar Rally, confirmed that he is infected and will have to wait to confirm his participation, just two days before the start of the most difficult test in the world.

Petrucci retired from the MotoGP world just a month ago. The pilot from Terni, Italy, had signed a contract with Tech3 KTM Factory Racing to contest his first Dakar Rally. Everything was ready for the ex-pilot of Ducati indulge himself in his life. However, the pandemic hit his aspirations hard.

This Thursday the Italian tested positive in the first antigen test to find out if he has coronavirus. However, you will have to wait for another PCR test to be able to determine if the race will start this Saturday, January 1 in Saudi Arabia. ‘Petrux’ had suffered a micro-tear to his ankle, but his physical condition was not going to be a problem.

Petrucci left his career in the main in the Motorcycle World Championship after KTM He will not renew his contract after a poor season. The Italian spent just over ten years in the elite of motorcycling, achieving two victories and 10 podiums in his entire career. Now aim for the Dakar and the World Superbikes.

While waiting for the positive test to be a false result, Petrucci bites his nails to see if he will be able to fulfill his dream. A few days ago he stressed that racing the Dakar Rally entailed more wear and tear than running a full MotoGP season. In the next few hours it will be confirmed whether the Italian will be able to start on January 1st.