The pilot is in doubt to race next weekend. Fear of possible infections in workers and pilots of the highest category.
Leonel Pernía, from Tandil, one of the most recognized drivers in the country and a member of the Road Tourism, Super TC2000 and National Tourism categories, tested positive for coronavirus. He is isolated at his home and it is very likely that he will not be able to run on October 25 at the Oscar Cabalén racetrack, in Córdoba, although that will be determined after the swab to which he will be subjected next Thursday.
He Tanito He presented symptoms of Covid-19 last Sunday night and immediately underwent a test that yielded a positive result, then he underwent a quarantine period and it will be difficult for him to run in Alta Gracia, although that will determine it. the new analysis.
According to the pilot himself, last Sunday he began to present the first symptoms, since he arrived from the Road Tourism competition in San Nicolás with a headache.
For that reason, there is now uncertainty in the category and many wonder if it has infected any of the people who had some kind of close contact during the weekend.
On Monday, his situation worsened and on Tuesday he raised a fever, for which on Wednesday the corresponding swab was performed: it revealed that he was a carrier of the virus, and by medical prescription he was isolated at home.
Due to this situation and also because his wife was infected, the Renault man remains at home and presents a favorable evolution, the same as his wife, he will be examined again on October 22 and if the result is negative, he will be present in the continuity of the season of the most technological category in the country.
The current member of the Renault team of the Super TC2000 and Alifraco Sport in the TC is the third national motor racing driver to become infected with Covid-19, since Julián Santero and Juan José Ebarlín, also members of the TC template.