Within the opening spherical of the season at St. Petersburg, the Rahal Letterman Lanigan driver slid into the wreck of Rinus VeeKay’s Ed Carpenter Racing automobile on lap 42 of 100, on the Flip four tyre wall. The RLL machine then needed to take up a second affect as Kyle Kirkwood’s Andretti Autosport entry struck it on the rear and launched itself.
Harvey was taken to the medical middle after which despatched for additional analysis at a neighborhood hospital to analyze his sore proper wrist and left forearm.
IndyCar’s medical consultants wouldn’t clear the British driver to return to the #30 Honda-powered RLL automobile in time for Monday’s take a look at at Barber Motorsports Park. As an alternative he relinquished driving duties to former Formulation 2 driver Juri Vips, who examined alongside Christian Lundgaard and Graham Rahal. The Estonian had impressed the crew in a take a look at at Sebring final 12 months.
An RLL assertion on the time stated: “Harvey can be evaluated once more prior to creating his return to competitors on the PPG 375 at Texas Motor Speedway on 2 April.”
This afternoon, the crew confirmed the analysis had been a constructive one, and Harvey can return to motion for IndyCar’s second spherical at Texas Motor Speedway.
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The assertion learn: “Jack Harvey has been cleared to return to competitors by the INDYCAR medical crew after being concerned in a multi-car incident within the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on 5 March. The following IndyCar Sequence race is the PPG 375 on Sunday, 2 April on the 1.5-mile oval at Texas Motor Speedway.
“We wish to categorical our gratitude for the distinctive care the IndyCar medical crew and AMR IndyCar Security Crew has given to Jack, each onsite in St. Petersburg and within the time since then.”
Satirically, it was the Texas race that Harvey missed final 12 months because of a heavy shunt in apply. His place was taken on the final minute by Santino Ferrucci, who drove from the again of the sector to complete within the prime 10.