Actually, Fabio Scherer was only supposed to compete in Sebrings 12 hours race. Now the Swiss will also contest the opening round of the World Endurance Championship.

Fabio Scherer cannot complain about a lack of track time at Sebring. In addition to Saturday’s 12-hour race in the IMSA Endurance Cup, the 22-year-old will now also contest the WEC season opener for Team Euro Interpol.

In a media release, the team explained the unplanned driver swap as follows:

Alex Brundle will not participate in the first race of the WEC season 2022, the 1000 Miles of Sebring, because of Covid. Fabio Scherer, already on his way to Sebring to race for High Class Racing in the IMSA Endurance Cup, will take his place.

Sascha Fassbender (team manager of Euro Interpol): “We are very sorry for Alex. He felt unwell yesterday and to make sure, he took a test and it was positive. We will miss his input and his speed. Hope he feels better quickly. But as luck wants it, Fabio Scherer, who joins us in the ELMS in the LMP2, will now do double duty this weekend as was in Sebring anyway.”

The race in Sebring will be broadcast live on Eurosport 1 on Friday, March 18th, from 19:00 to 00:30. A livetiming is available at this link.

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