Jason Bright optimistic of Sandown start


Tuesday 15th November, 2011 - 2:20pm


Jason Bright

Jason Bright

Jason Bright has undergone encouraging treatment on his fractured rib and is confident of being fit for the Norton 360 Sandown Challenge this weekend.

Bright withdrew from Race 24 at Symmons Plains on Sunday after a rib complaint kept him out of the seat.

The Team BOC Commodore was driven in the race by late replacement Cameron McConville.

This morning, Bright was seen to by Melbourne specialists who have reduced the pain Bright is still experiencing.

After today’s treatment, Bright says that he is feeling positive about being on track at Sandown this weekend.

“I was still struggling to get out of bed this morning, but at the moment, I feel very good,” Bright told Speedcafe.com.

“I’ve got a couple of days to gauge it, but at this stage, I’m looking a hell of a lot better than what I was six hours ago.

“When I got home on Sunday night, I was in even more pain than what I was experiencing in Tasmania.

“I went and had MRI and CT scans yesterday, and the doctors came up with a bit of a plan after that to relieve some pain, and it seems to have worked. Hopefully this treatment will last and we should be right.”

The Norton 360 Sandown Challenge kicks off this weekend – the penultimate event of the V8 Supercars Championship.

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