Yamaha MotoGP rider Fabio Quartararo revealed on Wednesday that he contracted COVID-19 last December but said he was now back in peak condition.
The 21-year-old Frenchman, who has joined the Japanese manufacturer's factory team after racing for the Petronas Yamaha outfit in 2020, posted a shirtless picture on Twitter to show his physique.
"After having COVID in December I lose some physical condition but great to be back at my top level," he said.
Après avoir attrapé le Covid en décembre j'ai perdu pas mal de condition physique mais je suis à nouveau à 100% 💪🏼 / After having Covid in December I lose some physical condition but great to be back at my top level 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/S5WAfHqq6B— Fabio Quartararo (@FabioQ20) February 10, 2021
The 2020 MotoGP season ended in November, with Quartararo finishing eighth overall.
Other MotoGP riders known to have tested positive for COVID-19 are Italian great Valentino Rossi, whom Quartararo has replaced at Yamaha, and Spaniard Iker Lecuona.
Quartararo dedicated his first MotoGP win in Spain last July to all those affected by the pandemic.