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Six Yamaha engineers to miss French GP after positive COVID-19 test result

Six engineers from the Monster Energy Yamaha team will miss this weekend’s French GP at Le Mans after one of them has tested positive for the Coronavirus, the team confirmed on Thursday. In a statement, Yamaha said: “Yamaha Motor Co Ltd and Yamaha Motor Racing Srl regret to announce that six Yamaha MotoGP group engineers, including YZR-M1 project leader Takahiro Sumi, will be unable to attend this weekend’s Grand Prix de France.” According to the MotoGP outfit, Yamaha staff normally stay in Andorra – a small state near France and Spain – in between races, but one of the engineers contracted the virus, meaning they will miss the race in France. The engineer’s test was...
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