Marcel Fassler to stand in for injured Tommy Milner at CMTP
Marcel Fassler will be replacing Tommy Milner at Corvette Racing at the upcoming Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix Presented by Acura.
Milner suffered a hand injury during a first-lap crash at last week's Sahlen's Six Hours of Watkins Glen, which has sidelined him for the next round at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. The team has said that his status will be re-evaluated ahead of the Lime Rock Park round later this month.
"My day went from bad to worse Sunday," Milner said. "Additional tests after my initial exam at Watkins Glen showed an injury to my left hand that will prevent me from competing at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this weekend."
"On the advice of doctors, there is too much risk for further damage and it would be best to allow time for it to heal. I look forward to getting back into the car as soon as I’m able. In the meantime, I’m glad we are able to call on Marcel. He always does a great job for the team and we’re all confident he’ll do the same this weekend."
Fassler is the #4 car's regular third driver. He has already competed alongside Milner and team-mate Oliver Gavin at Daytona and Sebring
"I’m very sorry for Tommy’s injury," Fassler commented. "I’m sure It is a very difficult and frustrating situation for him, and I hope he is back in the Corvette soon."
"It will be a different experience driving the C7.R around Canadian Tire Motorsport Park than what I am used to at Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans. But Corvette Racing is a very close team. We all work well together, so I’m positive the team will do the best job possible helping me get up to speed."