Injured Thompson to sit out Friday practice

Thursday 16th June, 2011 - 11:43am


Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

TeamVodafone endurance driver Andrew Thompson will not drive Jamie Whincup’s #88 Commodore in the first two practice sessions at Hidden Valley tomorrow due to injury.

Thompson, currently leading the Fujitsu V8 Series, sprained his wrist at a go-kart day last week.

While the injury might be seen as minor, the team is not willing to risk it, keeping him on the sidelines to rest ahead of the next co-driver practice session in Townsville – an event which also doubles as the third round of the Fujitsu Series.

“There is no real gain to trying to drive this weekend, the team has supported my decision not to travel to Darwin in order to ensure the sprain is rested,” said Thompson.

“I’ve got plenty of seat time coming up including the co-driver practice session at Townsville and the corresponding Fujitsu Series races where I’m aiming to extend my lead in the championship.”

Fellow endurance driver Mark Skaife will be on hand during the co-driver session to test the #888 TeamVodafone Commodore of Craig Lowndes.

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