Carl Williamson, co-driver to Finnish youngster Jari-Matti Latvala, remains in a comfortable condition in the Borders General Hospital, following an accident during the Jim Clark Memorial Rally on Saturday. The Welshman suffered pelvic...
Carl Williamson, co-driver to Finnish youngster Jari-Matti Latvala, remains in a comfortable condition in the Borders General Hospital, following an accident during the Jim Clark Memorial Rally on Saturday.
The Welshman suffered pelvic injuries when their Ford Focus left the road, crashing heavily into a wall two miles into their second run through special stage six, Kimmerghame. The tarmac event, held in the Scottish Borders, was the third round of the British Rally Championship.
Doctors have confirmed that Williamson has a fractured pelvis and will remain in hospital for the next few weeks until he is able to continue his recuperation at home with his family. It is likely he will be transferred to a hospital near Swansea as soon as he can be moved.
Jari-Matti Latvala, who received some bruising in the accident, was discharged from hospital on Saturday night after being thoroughly checked by medical staff and has returned to Finland where he is preparing for the Exide Rally, a round of the Finnish Championship, this weekend.
Fellow Finn, Miikka Anttila, will navigate for Latvala during the Exide Rally, an arrangement that has been in place for a number of weeks due to Williamson having family commitments the same weekend. Anttila is currently co-driving for Kosti Katajamaki in the Junior World Rally Championship and for Tapio Laukkanen in the British Rally Championship.
Promo Racing, the company that manages Jari-Matti Latvala's rally programme, has confirmed that Anttila will continue to navigate Latvala's next two World Rally Championship events, the Rallye Deutschland and the Neste Rally Finland, as well as his Italian rally commitments until Williamson is well and fit enough to return to the co-driver's seat.
It has yet to be confirmed whether Miikka Anttila will also navigate for Jari-Matti Latvala for the remaining British Rally Championship rounds this season.