Madison, Wis. — When Scott Tucker and the Level 5 Motorsports crew head to Ontario, Canada, this weekend for Sunday’s American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, they will do so without regular Level 5 driver Ryan Briscoe. He suffered an injury in last weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto, and will be forced to miss the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix.
Briscoe sustained his injury while driving for Panther Racing in last Saturday’s IndyCar race in Toronto. He was caught up in a wreck between Justin Wilson and Charlie Kimball, and fractured his right wrist after colliding with Kimball’s car.
“I’m disappointed that I will have to sit out at Mosport,” Briscoe said. “It has been such a pleasure to compete with Scott Tucker and the whole Level 5 organization. I wish the team the best of luck and I can’t wait get back to racing with them.”
“It’s a shame we won’t have Ryan in the car for Mosport, and we are wishing him a speedy recovery," Tucker said. "In the meantime, we are confident that Level 5 will continue to perform at the highest level until he is able to return. We have a very talented team that is used to being at the top. That’s not going to change.”
Replacing Briscoe in the Level 5 Siemens/Alpina Watches/Ohiya Casino Resort-sponsored Honda Performance Development ARX-03b race car will be 29-year-old Englishman and IZOD IndyCar Series regular Mike Conway.
“We are fortunate to have a talented driver like Mike ready to step in for us,” Scott Tucker said. “He’s a talented driver with a proven track record, and he’s definitely capable of helping Level 5 continue to win.”
Briscoe underwent successful surgery on his wrist Monday at Indiana Orthopedic Hospital. The procedure involved inserting a T-plate and several screws to stabilize the fractured wrist. Briscoe will eventually be casted for a carbon-fiber splint.
“The surgery went very well and I am looking forward to a speedy recovery,” Briscoe said. “I would like to thank everyone at Indiana Orthopedic Hospital for their help, especially Dr Kevin Scheid.”
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