Former Dakar champion tests positive for new crown, Toyota prepares Mick on standby with both hands

Original title: Former Dakar champions test positive for new crown, Toyota prepares Mick on standby with both hands

The 49-year-old South African star and 2009 Dakar World Champion Ginier De Villiers tested positive for the new crown before the 2022 Dakar Rally. He himself has been quarantined and the Toyota factory team was forced to make a decision. Adjusted to replace Chris Mick in the car race of this race, but there is still a glimmer of hope for De Villiers to play in the Dakar race.

De Villiers originally planned to partner with the navigator Dennis Murphy to represent the Toyota factory team in the 2022 Dakar Rally. In addition to De Villiers, it also includes three-time champion Al Attia. Ratgan and Variyawa. However, this week it was reported that the South African star was infected with the new crown.

A Toyota source revealed that although De Villiers initially tested positive for the new crown virus, once the results are normal, he can still participate in this tournament. “Ginier did test positive last week and could not travel with other members of the team, but once the test result is negative, he will set off to join us in Saudi Arabia.”

If De Villiers tested positive again, then Chris Mick may appear in the team. “Chris is a friend of the team. If there is any unexpected result for Ginier, he may be substituted in a short time. As of now, it is still planned to be played by Ginier.”

The 2022 Dakar Rally will be held in Saudi Arabia from February 2nd to 14th. In this competition, the Chinese Legion has a relatively strong lineup. The car group includes Zhang Guoyu/Pan Hongyu, Han Wei/Ma Li and Tian Po & Du Xuanyi; the motorcycle group includes Zhang Min, Zhao Hongyi and Zacker. (Tauranga)Return to Sohu to see more


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