Garrett Gerloff replaces Rossi Friday at Valencia

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP announce that American WorldSBK star Garrett Gerloff (shown at Sonoma above) will take part in Friday’s MotoGP sessions at the European Grand Prix held in Valencia, Spain starting today.

Following a negative PCR test result obtained on Thursday 5th November, Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) made his way to Valencia, Spain. This morning (Friday 6th November) he took another PCR test as per FIM requirements. Should the Italian test negative again, he will take part in this weekend’s Gran Premio de Europa from tomorrow’s FP3 onwards.

However, while The Doctor awaits the results of the test, American WorldSBK star Gerloff will get the chance to make his MotoGP debut and become the first American to ride in the premier class since the late, great Nicky Hayden in 2016.