Brazilian Juncos Racing driver Victor Franzoni has “been cleared from the hospital” following his huge shunt in yesterday’s IMSA WeatherTech race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Franzoni, who made his DPi debut earlier this year with Juncos at Detroit, went off into the barriers heading into Turn 2 late in the race, causing a red flag.
After the incident, IMSA released a statement which confirmed that he was “awake and alert” before being transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. The race did go green again, and Mazda went on to finish 1-2.
“Today the only thing I can do it’s to thank God, American Medical Response, Bell Racing, Dallara and Cadillac, you guys saved my life!!” The 23-year-old wrote on Instagram earlier today.
— Juncos Racing (@juncosracing) July 7, 2019
“I had a huge crash around 140mph. And here I’m writing this post, nothing broke just a lot of pain everywhere. But alive and this is the most important!!
“Juncos Racing, sorry guys, we don’t know what happened but the car is destroyed. The only thing we can do is raise our heads, painkillers haha and try to find some sponsors to do next race and forget about that!!
“Let’s keep pushing always. Thanks to everyone that sent me a message and prayed for me!!”
There is no word yet from Juncos Racing on the state of its heavily-damaged Cadillac DPi. The next IMSA round featuring the DPi class is the race at Road America on August 4th.
All of us at DSC wish Victor a speedy recovery.
Featured image courtesy of Juncos Racing