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Frijns Injured, Replaced by Winkelhock for Monza

Robin Frijns to miss Blancpain GT round at Monza with knee injury…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Robin Frijns has been forced to sit out this weekend’s Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup opener at Monza with a knee injury, and will be replaced by Markus Winkelhock.

The Dutchman posted on social media on Thursday explaining that his right knee “collapsed” while running, resulting in a cut ligament.

Frijns will therefore be replaced by Winkelhock in the No. 17 Audi R8 LMS this weekend. The 36-year-old German joins Stuart Leonard and Jake Dennis in one of the four Belgian Audi Club Team WRT cars.

While he will miss this weekend’s three-hour Endurance Cup race at Monza, Frijns is hopeful to be back in the car in two weeks’ time for the Sprint Cup round at Brands Hatch.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist focusing on European series for Sportscar365. Kilshaw was the founder of WorldSportsCar.co.uk and is a member of the Autosport Academy. Contact Jake

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  1. Susafan

    April 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Winkelhock, the guy, that led in every GP he competed in. Too bad he never got the chance of having a current spec car, when he run in the DTM. He could have had a chance to win the championship.

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