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Britcar reports all is well after an eventful Oulton Park meet.

Motorsport is dangerous.

A fact that was highlighted over the Britcar weekend at Oulton Park by two particular incidents. The first involving Mike Millard and Manuel Cintrano being tangled up in the first corner, seeing them both being hurled into the barriers. This accident fortunately caused damage solely to the vehicles and not the occupants. However, Mike Millard’s day was over very quickly, with irreparable damage forcing the Rapier to retire from the event. The Neil Garner team put in some sterling effort which saw the heavily gaffer-taped Mosler return to the track in race 2 to take glory. An amazing effort from the team.

The second incident of the weekend did not produce such a fortunate outcome. The No.33 Chevron of Jensen Motorsport contacted the barriers at 100mph+, sending the vehicle spinning the down the track. The marshals were on the scene immediately, attending to the injured driver, Alistair Lindsay, who at the time had suffered serious chest injuries.

With the medical services rushing to the scene, the race was unquestionably red flagged by the officials. As the fellow competitors patiently lined up on the grid, Alistair was removed from the stricken vehicle and taken to the medical centre, where he was shortly air-lifted to hospital for assessment and treatment for his injuries.

Britcar can state that Alistair is ok and is on the way to recovery at home. We wish the very best for Alistair, his family and the Jensen team, hoping that he makes a full recovery soon.

Britcar would like to thank everyone for their support during this incident: The marshals showed professionalism, for which they must be commended for, The officials for making the correct decision to stop the race, All the medical staff for providing such an essential service, The recovery team for getting the track cleared in good time, And the competitors for their patience during the red flag.

Alistair Lindsay – “pass on our thanks to everyone involved. As the trauma surgeon said it’s a miracle to have such little injury and feeling the force of the impact I have to agree. Really shows the importance of safety regulations and what a great job the marshals and all involved do.

I am resting up and looking for a car so we can come to Snetterton with you all and the messages of support have been overwhelming. My wife Jo team sponsor has made a donation to the air ambulance and thank you once again for all your support, look forward to seeing everyone soon!!  “

Whilst the weekend was packed with incident, everyone went home safely, many thanks to all of you for a smile and a professional job.

 James Reay

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