Aston Martin factory driver Marco Sorensen (pictured above, right) has been ruled out of this weekend’s British GT Championship meeting at Donington Park.
The Dane, who races with Andrew Howard in Beechdean AMR’s Vantage GT3 in British GT, had a big off in last weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours driving for Aston Martin Racing’s GTE Pro factory team during the night, which has left him with both a concussion and foot injury.
Aston Martin has released a statement on his condition. It reads:
“Under the advice of doctors, Marco Sørensen has withdrawn from Beechdean AMR’s entry for this weekend’s British GT round at Donington Park as he continues to recover from his accident in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“Marco sustained a minor concussion as well as a small foot injury in the crash last Sunday morning. The Dane is expected to return to driving duties swiftly and will participate in the FIA World Endurance Championship prologue in July.”
His replacement in the Beechdean AMR Vantage will be announced shortly. Everyone at DSC wishes him a speedy recovery.
For this weekend’s race at Donington Park, 41 cars are currently on the entry list for what will be the season’s first two-hour race.
The same 16 GT3 cars that raced at Silverstone head to Donington. GT4’s entry list is bolstered by a second Track Focused KTM shared by McEwans Alexander and Ross. Mia Flewitt and Stewart Proctor are also back in Balfe’s second McLaren, which guested at Silverstone, although fellow race-by-race entry ERC Sport won’t return until Spa.
And of course British GT also welcomes back Olympic cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy who makes his first appearance since 2014. The #19 Multimatic Motorsports Mustang he shares with Ford factory ace Billy Johnson will serve an extra five seconds during its pitstop due to the entry’s full driver change.
Sunday’s race is set to start at 13:10 local time.