Sara García’s Dakar is in danger

The Spanish Sara García, motorcycle racer, He tested positive for COVID-19 in the PCR test that was carried out on Monday 27 upon arrival in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) to compete in the Dakar and what would be his fourth participation in the historic test is in danger. “I have been locked in a hotel room for many hours, with the company of a large knot in my stomach and a word reverberating in my head: ‘POSITIVE’,” she wrote on social media.

Furthermore, he showed his disbelief. Since his partner and also a participant in the Dakar, Javi Vega, tested negative and it is with whom he has lived in recent days before heading to Saudi Arabia. “A strange situation. The PCR that I did in the bivouac has tested positive, how can it be? Javi (Vega, his partner and motorcycle rider) has tested negative and I’ve been locked up with him at home for the last few weeks,” he continued.

Sara García who declared to EFE that she is “physically perfect.” This positive, according to the protocol established by the Dakar organization before the dispute, could be the end of their participation before starting, but the organization has allowed a second PCR to the cases to rule out false positives.

In addition, the Spanish truck co-pilot José Luis Criado and will be replaced by Fina Román in the KH-7 truck. Argentine driver Jeremías Gonzalez Ferioli also tested positive, as did Toyota’s Dutch Van Loon driver, replaced by Ten Brinke at the last minute.

The Dakar 2022, marked in its previous days by COVID-19 infections by the Omicron variant, will begin on January 1 with the prologue, which will serve to establish the starting order of the first stage of the following day.

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