WEC: Lynn replaced by Westbrook at 8H Bahrain following positive COVID test

Alex Lynn will not be taking part for the #97 Aston Martin Racing in the FIA WEC Season 8 finale this weekend in Bahrain.

The #97 driver crew of Alex Lynn, Maxime Martin, and Harry Tincknell clenched the GT Manufacturers Title at the Le Mans 24 Hours, following theirs and TF Sport’s class victories.

For the FIA WEC Season 8 finale on November 14th in Bahrain, only Martin will be able to fight their GTE-Pro rivals for the world title since Lynn tested positive for COVID last week.

Whilst he currently isolates at his home, having not travelled to Bahrain initially, Richard Westbrook is set to replace him.

Lynn said: “It’s incredibly disappointing to end the FIA World Endurance Championship season in this way.

“Especially after the amazing high of the Le Mans victory that brought us back into title contention.

“I wish all my teammates the best of luck this weekend, but especially Maxime [Martin] and Richard [Westbrook].”

Westbrook was set to take the place of Augusto Farfus in AMR’s #98 GTE-Am entry, but will conclusively drive in the #97 at the 8 Hours of Bahrain.

Instead, 2017 WEC GTE-Am champion Pedro Lamy will return to the WEC and will join Paul Dalla Lana and Ross Gunn in the #98 Vantage GTE.

Having secured former 17 wins in the category, Lamy joins the squad to fight for the final victory of the season.