Two-time British GT champion Rick Parfitt Jnr will sit out the whole of 2020 racing wise but is targeting a big move in 2021 to the British Touring Car Championship grid.
Parfitt Jnr revealed in a Facebook post (below) that he has raced through the pain of Crohns Disease for the past two years and in the off season had emergency major bowel surgery which means he is now recovering.
As a result, he has decided to take a step back from racing for the short term despite by his own admission having a drive in Europe secured which he has now had to give up.
Parfitt revealed as well that if all goes well he won’t rule out making a one-off appearance in a championship towards the back end of 2020 but it is now going to be full steam ahead to gain a drive in the tin-top series for next year.
This is something he is ‘engaging in talks’ with at the moment so it will be interesting to see how this develops over the next year or so and whether we will see the Nottingham driver in the paddock for the 2021 season.