JamSport Racing has confirmed that neither of their drivers Dan Holland and Tom Grundy suffered serious injuries during the race-ending first lap Renault UK Clio Cup incident at Brands Hatch today (4th April).
In an official statement on their Facebook page, JamSport said:
“Race one in today’s Clio Cup Championship was halted on the first lap after a racing incident involving several cars. Two of which were JamSport Racing team mates Tom Grundy (Car 43) and Dan Holland (Car 3).
Both cars suffered a heavy impact. The Brands Hatch marshals and emergency crew were on hand immediately to assist, along with the circuit doctor and paramedics.
Dan had to be helped out of the passenger side of the car due to the damage on the driver’s side, and was helped to a waiting ambulance to take him to the medical centre. He was later discharged, but on medical advice went to hospital for a further check up.
Tom suffered a suspected injury to his neck, so extreme caution was used in helping him from his car. Once safely off the track, Tom was also taken to the medical centre and under advice from the doctors and staff there, he was taken to the local hospital for a full check up.
Both drivers have now been discharged from hospital, and we’re pleased to confirm that neither has suffered serious injuries.
Dan’s car suffered severe damage and has been deemed beyond repair and will require a new body shell and roll cage. Tom’s car, although also receiving a heavy impact, is repairable and the JamSport crew are working through the night to prepare it for tomorrow’s race.
Under advice from his doctors, Tom has decided to not participate in race two tomorrow (Sunday), and has offered Dan the use of his car, pending a sign off by the BARC scrutineers for the car, and also approval from the TOCA Medical Team on whether they deem Dan fit to race.
At this point, we would like to pass on a massive thanks to the Brands Hatch marshals, the emergency crew, the doctors and paramedics for their rapid response and professionalism in dealing with the incident. We’d also like to thank the countless well wishers that have passed on messages to the drivers.
20Ten Racing have also said on Twitter that Mark Howard is “shaken but ok” following his heavy impact in the incident.