Frijns Injured, Replaced by Winkelhock for Monza

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.

One Comment

  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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