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Jones Transported to Hospital After Session-Ending Crash

BimmerWorld driver transported to hospital after serious accident; IMSA revises Saturday timetable…

Photo: Halston Pitman/Bimmerworld (2019 archive)

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge driver Devin Jones has been transported to a hospital following a session-ending accident in Practice 2 for Sunday’s Virginia is for Racing Lovers Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway.

Jones’ No. 82 BimmerWorld BMW M4 GT4 left the track in Turn 1 to bring out a red flag with 15 minutes remaining in the scheduled one-hour session, which did not restart.

According to a statement from IMSA, the 25-year-old is “fully conscious and responding appropriately” following the accident. No additional information has been provided at this time.

It’s understood Jones’ car ended up going through the tire barriers and into a wooded area, which has required track repairs.

Robby Foley topped the time charts in the No. 95 Turner Motorsport BMW GT4, edging out the No. 60 KohR Motorsports Aston Martin Vantage GT4 of Kyle Marcelli by 0.090 seconds.

James Vance was quickest in TCR in his No. 23 FASTMD by Speed Syndicate Audi RS 3 LMS TCR. Click Here for session results.

Multiple Sessions Delayed, Canceled Due to Track Repairs

Per IMSA, both qualifying sessions for Prototype Challenge and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama have been canceled, with Race 1 of Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America, which was scheduled for an 11:50 a.m. ET start, having been pushed back to a 5:10 p.m. green flag.

The GT3 Cup Challenge race is now set for 6:15 p.m.

The next on-track activity at VIR will be the Michelin GT Challenge, which gets underway at 2 p.m. ET.

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