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Carlin to Skip Spa After Manchester Crash

Carlin to skip ELMS 4H Spa as Jack Manchester continues recovery…

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Carlin will sit out the next European Le Mans Series round at Spa-Francorchamps while Jack Manchester continues his recovery from a heavy crash at Silverstone.

The No. 45 Dallara P217 Gibson was set to be driven by Manchester, Ben Barnicoat and Harry Tincknell at the Belgian ELMS round on Sept. 22 but will now skip the race, returning for the season finale at Portimao on Oct. 27.

Manchester had a heavy crash during Free Practice at Silverstone two weeks ago, forcing him to miss the race.

Harrison Newey was drafted in on short notice to join Barnicoat and Tincknell for the remainder of the Silverstone weekend after a quick rebuild effort.

“Unfortunately, the injuries sustained by Jack during the crash at the previous round in Silverstone has meant that he has been directed not to race for fear of further aggravating the injured area,” read a statement released by the team on Tuesday.

“Instead Jack will focus on his recovery plan over the coming weeks.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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