IRL: Hattori not cleared to drive at Texas

FOUNTAIN, Colo., Sunday, June 17, 2001 - Indy Racing Northern Light Series driver Shigeaki Hattori will not be cleared to drive in today's Radisson Indy 200 at Pikes Peak International Raceway, according to Dr. Henry Bock, director of medical ...

FOUNTAIN, Colo., Sunday, June 17, 2001 - Indy Racing Northern Light Series driver Shigeaki Hattori will not be cleared to drive in today's Radisson Indy 200 at Pikes Peak International Raceway, according to Dr. Henry Bock, director of medical services for the Indy Racing League.

Hattori crashed Saturday (June 16) in the second practice session and then again on his second lap of qualifying.

"Shigeaki was not cleared to drive for precautionary reasons," said Bock. "His body went through two crashes yesterday, and we don't want to risk putting it through another accident today."

The team will not put a replacement driver in the car for today's 200-lap race.

--IRNLS/IMS-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Shigeaki Hattori