MotoGP has put into action numerous safety measures to quell the spread of COVID-19 within the paddock, including restricted access, regular testing, enforced wearing of masks and social bubbles being employed.
So far, the MotoGP paddock has only had one positive COVID-19 test since the season began, a television worker, and those in close contact were put into self-isolation during the Czech Grand Prix weekend.
However, Moto2 title protagonist Martin will miss this weekend’s San Marino Grand Prix at Misano at least after testing positive for COVID-19.
A statement from his Ajo team read: “Jorge Martin has been unable to travel to Misano due to a positive test for COVID-19.
“The Spaniard feels well and is quarantined at home, respecting the safety protocols of the health authorities.
“Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team hope that he will be able to make a speedy return to the paddock to continue the great work done at recent rounds.”
Martin is currently eight points off Moto2 championship leader Luca Marini having taken his maiden win in the intermediate class at KTM’s home Austrian Grand Prix last month.
A statement from MotoGP promoters Dorna Sports also confirms a mechanic from another team also tested positive for COVID-19, but – like Martin – is asymptomatic and is isolating at home.