CHAMPCAR/CART: RuSPORT withdraws #9 car

Only one car will be run for RuSPORT this weekend at Surfer's Paradise Surfers Paradise, Qld., Australia, Oct. 20th, 2006 -- Due to the injury which Justin Wilson sustained during provisional qualifying warm up, RuSPORT will be withdrawing the...

Only one car will be run for RuSPORT this weekend at Surfer's Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Qld., Australia, Oct. 20th, 2006 -- Due to the injury which Justin Wilson sustained during provisional qualifying warm up, RuSPORT will be withdrawing the #9 CDW / RuSPORT car.

In a statement from Champ Car Direct of Medical Affairs, Dr. Chris Pinderski, "Justin (Wilson) suffered a fracture of his scaphoid bone in his right wrist. The fracture will preclude him from participating this weekend and he will be re-evaluated upon his return to the United States."

Justin Wilson stated, "I'm very disappointed not to be able to race this weekend. It is a track and a race that I enjoy a lot and was looking forward to. I thought we had a very good chance of finishing on the podium for CDW."

"It seems hard to believe that such a small incident can put me out for the weekend. What makes this more difficult is that, from a racetrack configuration standpoint, this was totally avoidable."

"Needless to say it is very disappointing to have to withdraw the #9 CDW car for the remainder of the weekend here at Surfer's Paradise," said RuSPORT president Jeremy Dale. "Justin's incident was a very minor one and in fact he drove the car back to the pit without any problems but there is just no possible way for him to drive a Champ Car this weekend. Our main focus with Justin now is to get him back to the states and get him 100% healthy as quickly as we can."

-credit: rusport

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