Warren Scott admitted that injuries sustained in his Silverstone practice incident are likely to leave him out of action in the final Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship meeting of the season at Brands Hatch GP, with a replacement already being discussed.
The Team BMR boss suffered two fractured vertebrae and four breaks in his back, caused following a hard impact with a concrete wall during Saturday’s opening free practice session at Silverstone.
“I just feel a bit sore”, Scott told TCF on Sunday. “I’d probably be more sore if I’d been out there though.
“I just lost the back end of it coming through the corner, kept trying to save it as all drivers do until the last minute, but obviously not and unluckily I hit the one bit of wall that was pure concrete. So it was just unlucky.”
“I’ve got four breaks in my back, so it doesn’t make much sense to race at Brands Hatch”, he added.
“Fourth Car Will Race”
Scott did confirm however that the fourth Volkswagen CC will be racing at the Kent circuit regardless, with former BMR driver Alain Menu among the potential candidates to fill the seat.
“I think the car will be out there though. I’ll have a look at the end of the week and see, but obviously Alain Menu top of the list.”
The final event will see the independent squad in contention to clinch the Drivers’ Championship, as well as the Teams’ Championship, with Jason Plato 23 points behind Honda’s Gordon Shedden. Colin Turkington meanwhile sits just 32 behind, after clinching a fourth win of the season at Silverstone in round 27.
BMR sit 55 points ahead of Honda Yuasa Racing in the Teams’ Championship meanwhile, Scott saying on his drivers’ chances: “It’s fantastic, but it’s a shame that things haven’t gone our way today and we’ve lost more points on Gordon.
“We’ve got Colin and Jason though and they’re both very talented so if there is a way to win it, they’ll find it.”