Interesting Facts Ahead of MotoGP Aragon, Without Rossi and Marc Marquez

Valentino Rossi is confirmed to miss the Aragon MotoGP this weekend after he tested positive for Covid-19. Rossi announced that he was exposed to the corona virus on Thursday (15/10/2020).

Through his personal Twitter account, the Monster Energy Yamaha racer said that he would be absent from the two 2020 MotoGP series at the Aragon Circuit for the next two weeks. “Unfortunately, this morning I didn’t feel well when I woke up. My bones ached and I had a little fever so I immediately called doctor and had two tests,” he said.

“The PCR rapid test shows negative results like the test I took on Tuesday. However, the second test that was sent to me at 4:00 pm today came out positive. I am very disappointed not to be able to race at Aragon. I want to remain optimistic and confident, but I do not think I will be able to race also in the second round of the race in Aragon.”, Rossi added.

Thus, the 2020 Aragon MotoGP will not involve two world champions. Previously, Marc Marquez was also confirmed to be absent at the Aragon MotoGP because he was still recovering from his right hand fracture injury.

Here are some interesting facts about the 2020 Aragon MotoGP that Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez will not follow:

MotoGP Aragon without the two world champion riders of the 2020
Aragon GP will not be followed by two riders who have become world premier class champions, namely Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez. Rossi is the owner of seven premier class world titles, while Marquez has collected six titles.

As the 2019 MotoGP champion, Marquez is currently also the defending champion. The last time a premier class race held without a world champion on the track was the 1999 season closing race at the Juan & Oscar Galvez Circuit, Argentina.

Lowest accumulated number of wins
In the absence of Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez on the grid at this weekend, the riders lined up on the Aragon 2020 MotoGP grid will only amass a total of 37 wins between them. The number 37 is the lowest accumulated number of wins produced by premier class riders who were on the grid in the MotoGP era.

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