LCR's Takaaki Nakagami will not compete in this weekend's Argentina MotoGP round after contracting COVID-19.
The Japanese rider tested positive before travelling to Termas de Rio Hondo on Monday and, while he did not have any symptoms, two subsequent tests affirmed that initial result.
“Unfortunately, I will not race this weekend in Argentina,” said Nakagami, currently 14th in the championship.
“I am really sorry for my team, sponsors and fans. I don't have any symptoms and I am feeling good.”
It is hoped that #30 will be back on the grid for the Grand Prix of the Americas, a week after the Argentina round.
At the factory team, Stefan Bradl is filling in for Marc Marquez as the latter continues his recovery from a new occurrence of diplopia triggered by his sickening Mandalika highside.
Free Practice 1 for all three classes now takes place on Saturday (local time).