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Aubry Tests “Suspected Positive” for COVID-19

Gabriel Aubry tests “suspected positive” for coronavirus ahead of Total 6H Spa…

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Jackie Chan DC Racing LMP2 driver Gabriel Aubry has tested “suspected positive” for COVID-19 ahead of this weekend’s FIA World Endurance Championship round at Spa.

Both Aubry and the Algarve Pro Racing team, with which the Frenchman contested the European Le Mans Series round at Spa last weekend, have gone into self-isolation awaiting the result of a second test.

It’s not known what this means for both the Algarve Pro Racing Oreca 07 Gibson, which is guesting in the Total 6 Hours of Spa, and the No. 37 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca which is run by Jota Sport in WEC full-time.

Track action for the Total 6 Hours of Spa is set to begin later today with a 90-minute Free Practice session, while the race is scheduled for Saturday.

Aubry shares the Jackie Chan DCR machine with Will Stevens and Ho-Pin Tung, while the trio is currently second in the LMP2 drivers’ championship.

A statement from the WEC read: “Following the in-depth health protocols and testing prior to the re-start of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Gabriel Aubry from the No. 37 entry operated by Jota Sport has been identified as suspected positive for COVID-19.

“[The isolation] is in accordance with the instructions given by relevant public health authorities and the WEC and Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps’ COVID-19 Medical Delegate and they will continue to follow the procedure mandated by those authorities. 

“With the assistance of the FIA, the promoter, local health authorities and the WEC and Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps’ COVID-19 Medical Delegate, a full track and trace initiative has been undertaken and all close contacts have been identified and quarantined as required until the results of the PCR tests carried out this morning are known.”

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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