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    Freight delays will permit Nakagami to contest MotoGP Argentina GP

    The Japanese rider was dominated out of this weekend’s third spherical of the 2022 season when he returned a optimistic COVID-19 PCR check on Monday earlier than he was as a result of fly from Spain to Argentina.

    Subsequent COVID exams additionally produced a optimistic end result.

    Nonetheless, having proven no signs, Nakagami continued testing each two days since his preliminary optimistic end result and has now returned a number of damaging ones.

    With the continuing freight delays forcing the schedule to be altered this weekend, Nakagami is now on a aircraft 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 crew boss Lucio Cecchinello learn: “Early this week earlier than flying to Argentina, Taka examined optimistic, however with excessive CT worth which signifies low viral cost and he was asymptomatic.

    “It was determined, along with our medical guide, to repeat the check each couple of days.

    “Nakagami has now returned a variety of damaging exams and can be arriving to the paddock on Saturday morning in time for the start of monitor motion as agreed with IRTA and Dorna.”

    Takaaki Nakagami, Team LCR Honda

    Takaaki Nakagami, Crew LCR Honda

    Picture by: MotoGP

    Friday’s operating on the Argentina GP was completely nerfed as a technical situation with a cargo aircraft carrying freight from Indonesia to Termas de Rio Hondo obtained stranded in Kenya on Wednesday.

    After a problem with an engine valve was mounted, 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 call was taken to change the weekend schedule once more.

    Saturday’s monitor motion for MotoGP has now been lower down to 2 observe classes lasting an hour every as a substitute of 45 minutes every and can get underway at 12:35pm native time (4:35pm 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.

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