Following the announcement relating to Gabriel Aubry of the No.37 entry managed by JOTA Sport being tested determined for COVID-19 on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps forward of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s TOTAL 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the FIA WEC can now verify that a determined result has been bought subsequent to a second take a look at.
Following a tracing initiative, these folk with whom the motive force has been in close contact – 3 participants of the JOTA Sport crew, 16 from the Algarve Pro Racing crew with whom he competed within the European Le Mans Sequence at Spa final week, plus 3 technicians from Goodyear and one mechanic from Insurrection non-public been quarantined until the outcomes of PCR assessments non-public been recognized.
The outcomes for 3 participants of the Algarve Pro Racing crew non-public been confirmed as determined, one driver and two different crew participants, and as a final result the crew is for the time being below quarantine at their resort and the Algarve Pro Racing crew can also no longer be competing within the TOTAL 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps this weekend. No longer one among the determined cases non-public developed indicators.
All different assessments implemented on folk that had been in close contact with Gabriel Aubry non-public been returned as negative. Nevertheless, as a precaution, it has been determined that every person these participants will no longer non-public access to the paddock this weekend and will prefer to self-quarantine and to non-public a additional take a look at in a couple of days.
Primarily based mostly on the COVID-19 protocols of the FIA and the WEC and the instructions of the WEC/Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps COVID-19 Medical Delegate, the personnel concerned will follow the procedures mandated by the local government health authorities.
Gabriel Aubry: “Having been told somebody I had recently viewed had shriveled COVID-19 I straight determined to undergo a take a look at at my region in France. Provided that I’ve never had any indicators, I then travelled aid to Spa-Francorchamps. At the moment after arriving I was told the take a look at had advance aid determined.
“The WEC, JOTA and Algarve Pro non-public been made wide awake straight and I adopted their safety procedures including a paunchy lockdown in my resort room. A second take a look at has been implemented in Spa giving a equal determined result.
“I’m deeply unhappy and sorry for my fellow crew mates to no longer be ready to battle alongside them this weekend. I want them your total most productive for this bustle, and within the within the intervening time I will proceed to follow the WEC assignment and with a chunk luck I’ll be aid for the following spherical of the ELMS.”
More recordsdata will likely be given within the crash.