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Rally Japan: Stobart update on co-driver Patrick Pivato

Last night Patrick Pivato, co-driver to Francois Duval, underwent surgery to repair a fractured right pelvis and tibia after a high speed accident on stage 6 of Rally Japan yesterday. During the operation some internal bleeding was discovered and...

Last night Patrick Pivato, co-driver to Francois Duval, underwent surgery to repair a fractured right pelvis and tibia after a high speed accident on stage 6 of Rally Japan yesterday. During the operation some internal bleeding was discovered and the Frenchman was swiftly re-operated on by surgeons at Higashi Tokushukai hospital and placed in intensive care.

The operation to halt the internal bleeding concluded at 01:00 this morning and since then Pivato has made steady improvements over the course of the morning however still remains in a stable but critical condition. Progress reports on Pivato will be issued when available.

No further comment will be made by the team at this time.

-credit: stobartmotorsport.com

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