Algarve Pro Racing has been hit by an injury ahead of this weekend’s European Le Mans Series race at Monza in Italy.
There was a test day held at the circuit yesterday, with Mark Patterson having a high speed crash, where he even ended up hitting teammate Tacksung Kim in the other car, who was at the wrong spot at the wrong time.
Kim was luckily able to be released from the hospital after a quick check-up, with a lot of blue marks and painful muscles. He will be back in the car for the race this weekend.
However, it’s much worse for Mark Patterson, who broke his pelvis, resulting him being out of the car for possibly many weeks. He will not only miss the ELMS round this weekend, but also the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which is run in just over one month time.
Algarve Pro Racing has now started the search for a replacement driver for #25 for the 24 hour race, while they will do the race this weekend with just two drivers – John Falb and Andrea Pizzitola.
Racing24-7.net wishes Mark Patterson a speedy recovery, and hope to see his smile back in the paddock – and not the least, wearing a racing helmet once again.