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Oliveras said he tested positive for the coronavirus more than three weeks ago and has since recovered completely.

However, the Spaniards were unable to return negative test results before flying to Saudi Arabia for the start of the Dakar.

On Monday, the team announced that Alex Wincocq would be a last-minute replacement for Olivers alongside Rome.

“I’m very sorry that Dani (Oliveras) couldn’t help Bahrain Raid Extreme in the team’s first Dakar Rally, but I’m happy to join Nani. Welcome me to the BRX team. I am grateful to Wincock, “said Wincock. A wealth of experience in Dakar, which first appeared as a mechanic in 1999.

“I had been preparing for Dakar for a while, but the previous plans didn’t go as expected, so it’s very exciting to have the opportunity to compete with an experienced and skilled driver like Nani.”

Rome added: “Thanks to Dani for helping prepare for the Dakar Rally. I’m sorry he can’t do all the hard work.

“I’ve known Alex for a long time. He’s a very experienced and talented person with me. We’re ready to start running with him. The whole team joins us. I’m excited to let you know. “Notice.”

The Dakar Rally will begin on January 3rd in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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