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Nov 3, 2016

CRANSTON TO MAKE COMEBACK AT SMSP

 

Adam Cranston will make his comeback to the Australian Sports Racer Series at Sydney Motorsport Park, after his frightening rollover at Queensland Raceway.

The crash made headlines in late July, and due to his car being badly damaged and his foot still healing, Cranston was forced to sit on the sidelines at the last round in Phillip Island.

While he was disappointed to miss a round of racing, Cranston praised the safety aspects of the car.

“It is a real testament to the car that considering the crash, I came away with only an injured foot," Cranston said. 

“I have showed the footage around quite a bit and people are always astounded that I wasn’t more seriously injured – even the surgeon himself was in awe, asking me what these cars were and remarking on how well they must be built.

“The tub that I sit in was completely unharmed, with only a small amount of minor bending of the chassis occurring ... the way it held up is really a testament to the way the West cars are built and the safety of the design.

Cranston will be running Aaron Steer's Aaron Steer's new LMP4 machine this weekend, while he awaits delivery of his own LMP4.

The Sports Racer driver also mentioned the lengthy process it's been to get back on track.

“It has been a bit of a journey getting back to being ready to hop in the race car,” Cranston said.

“I came away with major ligament damage, a compound dislocation of my big toe and a few of the smaller toes, some fractures through the main part of the foot, and an ulcer - I had to have rods inserted and then taken out later on, and then came physio to get my strength back.

“Just being able to drive a road car again was exciting, so I can’t wait to get back into racing!

“I am really thankful to everyone for the support and well wishes I have been receiving, to the West Race Cars Australia team for all of their assistance, and of course all of the medical staff at and away from the track."

The Australian Sports Racer Series will hit Sydney Motorsport Park as part of the final round of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite.