CHAMPCAR/CART: RuSPORT update on condition of da Matta

Update on Condition of RuSPORT Driver Cristiano da Matta Champ Car driver undergoes surgery after collision with deer at Road America LOVELAND, Colo., Aug. 3, 2006 -- Champ Car World Series driver Cristiano da Matta ( ...

Update on Condition of RuSPORT Driver Cristiano da Matta

Champ Car driver undergoes surgery after collision with deer at Road America

LOVELAND, Colo., Aug. 3, 2006 -- Champ Car World Series driver Cristiano da Matta (#10 RuSPORT Ford-Cosworth / Lola / Bridgestone) underwent emergency surgery after being involved in an on-track incident during today's open test session at Road America. Da Matta collided with a deer that had wandered onto the track, at approximately 3:08 pm CDT today.

Statement From Dr. Chris Pinderski, Champ Car Director of Medical Affairs:
"After arriving at Theda Clark Medical Center, a head CT scan showed Cristiano had suffered a subdural hematoma. He was urgently taken to the operating room for surgical removal of the hematoma and is now being observed in the intensive care unit."

Updates concerning da Matta's condition will be released when they become available.

RuSPORT has also announced that Justin Wilson and the No. 9 CDW / RuSPORT team will not participate in the final day of The Champ Car World Series Open Test at Road America on Friday, Aug. 3.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Cristiano da Matta