Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX) has confirmed that experienced Dakar Rally competitor Alex Wincocq will replace Dani Oliveras as Nani Roma’s co-driver, for the team’s first entry into the iconic motorsport event, which begins this week in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Wincocq joins Bahrain Raid Xtreme, as a replacement co-driver for BRX pilot Nani Roma, as a result of Oliveras recently returning a positive COVID-19 result.
Although there might have been time for Dani to recover and test negative Bahrain Raid Xtreme is committed to preserving the health and safety of all Dakar Rally participants, and therefore did not want to take any undue risks that could compromise this.
Wincocq is no stranger to the Dakar Rally, and brings a wealth of experience to his partnership with Nani Roma.
In 1999 Wincocq attended his first Dakar Rally, as a team mechanic, before going on to compete in a range of vehicles including quadbikes, pro trucks and buggy’s.