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Simon Trummer will make a welcome return to GP3 this weekend, having missed the last two rounds in Hungary due to injuries sustained in the previous race in Germany. However, James Jakes remains on the sidelines after being hurt at the same event.
Following a heavy landing after his car was forced into the air at Hockenheim, Swiss driver Trummer – who thereafter was examined in a Bern hospital – sustained one broken plus three fractured vertebrae.
However, following a longer-than-usual convalescence due to the month-long summer break, we are pleased to report that the Jenzer Motorsport man will be back in action at Spa.
This is sadly not the case for Britain’s James Jakes, though, who was also injured at Hockenheim. Although the Manor Racing driver was expected to return to racing this weekend, he is forced to sit out once again after suffering damaged ligaments plus a fracture to his right wrist.
“I am very disappointed about missing Spa,” said Jakes. “It’s got to be one of the greatest tracks in the world. I’m pleased to say after the operation the fracture to my wrist healed well but the three ligaments that were operated on need physiotherapy to gain strength back – I cannot even hold a brew (cup of tea).
“I start my rehab program on 2 September and will know more about Monza closer to the race. I wish Manor all the best this weekend.”
GPUpdate.net wishes James a speedy recovery ahead of the Italian Grand Prix meeting – the last for GP3’s inaugural season - next month.
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