The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to take its toll in the world, despite the fact that we are going through a year after the start of the pandemic. In this case, the Dakar Rally was affected by a very important participant, who will not be able to be present in the test that will take place in Saudi Arabia next week. The victim was a great candidate to take the crown.
Dani oliveras, Spanish copilot Nani Rome, was diagnosed positive for COVID-19 this Monday after a PCR test. Oliveras has accompanied Rome for two years. The positive of the native of Girona occurred more than three weeks ago, but since he did not have a negative result, he cannot enter Arabia and must be replaced by the French Alex Wincocq.
Pablaras de Oliveras
Oliveras himself confirmed the news on social networks, writing a text where you can see his sadness for not being able to be in the Dakar. “Unfortunately I have bad news from me for the Dakar 2021. After fighting for 3 weeks, COVID-19 has beaten me. I keep testing positive, to be able to fly and compete in the Dakar it is necessary to have a negative PCR ».
Oliveras assured that he no longer has symptoms and that his current condition is very good. «The infection only lasted one day with fever and pain. When I arrived on November 27 from the Dubai tests, I reduced my social and family relationships to a minimum out of fear. To this day, I still don’t know how the Virus has caught me. I have been doing PCR, rapid and serological tests every day. I was hoping, according to the professionals, that in three weeks I would recover perfectly, “he added.
Finally, the Spaniard said that he regrets the situation he is experiencing for having to abandon his partner. «I feel very bad about Nani Roma and the Bahrain Raid Xtreme team, that after all the work that has been done until today, I cannot be on the starting line and that I cannot give my 200%. The motivation was maximum and I am confident that the Hunter will be one of the fastest cars of the Dakar 2021, “he said to finish.
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