The Japanese rider was dominated out of this weekend’s third spherical of the 2022 season when he returned a constructive COVID-19 PCR take a look at on Monday earlier than he was resulting from fly from Spain to Argentina.
Subsequent COVID assessments additionally produced a constructive outcome.
Nonetheless, having proven no signs, Nakagami continued testing each two days since his preliminary constructive outcome and has now returned a number of adverse ones.
With the continued freight delays forcing the schedule to be altered this weekend, Nakagami is now on a airplane to Termas de Rio Honda and is due within the paddock on Saturday for the beginning of a busy day of operating.
A quick assertion from LCR staff boss Lucio Cecchinello learn: “Early this week earlier than flying to Argentina, Taka examined constructive, however with excessive CT worth which signifies low viral cost and he was asymptomatic.
“It was determined, along with our medical advisor, to repeat the take a look at each couple of days.
“Nakagami has now returned quite a few adverse assessments and shall be arriving to the paddock on Saturday morning in time for the start of monitor motion as agreed with IRTA and Dorna.”
Takaaki Nakagami, Group LCR Honda
Photograph by: MotoGP
Friday’s operating on the Argentina GP was completely nerfed as a technical situation with a cargo airplane carrying freight from Indonesia to Termas de Rio Hondo received stranded in Kenya on Wednesday.
After a difficulty with an engine valve was fastened, the flight took off from Mombasa this morning and is because of land in Argentina later tonight.
However with Gresini Racing and VR46 nonetheless awaiting all of their gear – together with its bikes – and different groups nonetheless to obtain elements, a decision was taken to alter the weekend schedule again.
Saturday’s monitor motion for MotoGP has now been minimize down to 2 follow classes lasting an hour every as a substitute of 45 minutes every and can get underway at 12:35pm native time (four:35pm BST), with qualifying at 5:05pm native time (9:05pm BST).
Sunday’s warm-up session for MotoGP is now 40 minutes as a substitute of 20 minutes, with the race instances remaining unchanged.