Simon Pagenaud’s Forced Withdrawal for Iowa Speedway Races: Updates and Replacement Drivers

2023-07-18 21:15:37


Already forfeited for the Mid-Ohio event after his crash in practice, then in Toronto last weekend, the Frenchman Simon Pagenaud will be forfeited a third time and again during the two races at Iowa Speedway, the next stage. of the INDYCAR Series US Single-Seater Championship.

Victim of a terrible accident resulting in seven rollovers during testing at Mid-Ohio Sports, French driver Simon Pagenaud of Team MSR (Meyer Shank Racing) must therefore withdraw again this week for the two rounds of the race on the Iowa Speedway, located in Newton, Iowa.

Simon, face tired and still scarred, who explained in a statement on social networks:

With the attention and recommendations of the INDYCAR medical team who have been fantastic throughout this time, I was not cleared to race in Iowa. I’m working hard to get back to 100% and hope to be back in competition soon. Thank you for your support.

This is the reason why, after having called on one of his endurance pilots, the Briton Tom Blomqvist, for the Toronto event but which unfortunately ended in a retirement from the start of the race, following to an unfortunate collision, harpooned by Jack Harvey and Ryan Hunter-Reay… his team, the Meyer-Shank team, this time contacted and recruited Conor Daly – already enrolled, because on site for the Mid-Ohio event – ​​to both legs of the race at the Iowa Short Track.

Normally the return to competition for Simon Pagenaud is now planned and scheduled for the Nashville race, start

Peter GRISWOLD

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