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Hawksworth OK After Heavy Crash in Practice 3

Jack Hawksworth OK after heavy accident in Practice 2…

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Jack Hawksworth has escaped injury after a heavy accident for the No. 15 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3 in Saturday’s third practice session for the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

The Englishman went wide on the exit of Turn 3 and dipped into the grass, which launched the GT Daytona class car into the tire barriers, and momentarily becoming airborne.

The crash brought out a red flag to the session with 40 minutes remaining in the hour-long session.

Hawksworth was evaluated and released by trackside medical.

With heavy damage sustained to the front and side of the car, it’s unclear of Hawksworth and co-driver Robert Alon will race in tomorrow’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round. 

It comes as a bitter blow to the Paul Gentilozzi-led 3GT team, which rebuilt its No. 14 car during last weekend’s event at Watkins Glen after an accident by Sage Karam in qualifying.

The session restarted with 27 minutes remaining.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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