Donington Park race weekend was an unfortunate weekend for Fin Green and Total Control Racing in the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup. Green and the team had two practice sessions on the Thursday and the set up on the car was refined and hopes were high.
Qualifying brought a damp track, changeable conditions and a sixth place on the grid for the first race.
Three safety cars in race one meant the cars were only actively racing for a few laps. This was the start of Greens problems as it was a difficult race and he failed to finish it.
The start of race two looked more hopeful as the Bristol based driver showed strong pace at the start. Green got as high as fourth, but his race quickly went downhill. Contact with Reece Sommerfield meant yet again Green was not to finish the race.
Race three was where Green’s luck really disappeared. Similarly to race two it was a good start and green worked his way up to fifth. This brought about a strong head-to-head battle with Carl Shield.
Going into the Chicane Green tried to make a move on Shield this was highly unsuccessful. Green spun, dropping a wheel onto the grass; this led to several other cars crashing into Green, one drivers side on.
Thankfully Fin Green got out of his car and walked away. However, he was taken to hospital for scans and x-rays. Green suffered a severe concussion and heavy bruising to the majority of his body, this is extremely lucky considering the size and impact of the crash, it is estimated the cars were going around 80mph when they hit him. After a hospital stay Green is now at home recovering.
“It has been a really tough weekend. Considering the size of the accident, my injuries could have been much worse and it’s a testament to the Ginetta G55 race car that it did its job and stood up to the impact we suffered.” said Green.
“A massive thank you to the marshals and TOCA medical team for their fantastic support in the immediate aftermath of the incident, the ambulance staff who took us to Nottingham and all the doctors at the QMC Trauma Centre and Ward 34 for their care. Thank you also to my family, my coach Dave Wooder and everyone at Total Control Racing for their continued support.
“I’m naturally really disappointed with the weekend, we really didn’t have the luck on our side, it’s as simple as that. We’ve got a break in the calendar now so I will go away, recover, regroup and look to come back stronger.”
Pending clearance from the TOCA medical team, Green hopes to return to action during the next rounds of the 2019 Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup at Croft in Yorkshire on June 15/16.