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Senna Aiming for Fuji Return After Silverstone Crash

Bruno Senna aiming to return at Fuji after crash rules him out of 6H Silverstone…

Bruno Senna says he avoided any major injuries in his accident Friday at Silverstone and is planning to be back on track for the next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji in October.

The Brazilian driver sustained a hairline fracture of right ankle following contact with the barriers at Copse early in the opening Free Practice session, ruling him out of Sunday’s six-hour race.

His co-drivers Andre Lotterer and Neel Jani were forced to miss FP2 while the Rebellion R13 Gibson was repaired, and will drive as a two-man team for the remainder of the weekend.

Senna is confident he’ll return to the wheel of the LMP1 contender at Fuji in eight weeks’ time. 

“I’m OK, it’s a bit unfortunate that we’ve got the broken bone in the body but in the end, the car did a very good job of keeping me safe,” Senna said.

“We just need to get back for Fuji. We’ll do physiotherapy, we’ll do everything we need to do for my ankle. It looks like it’s a small fracture so nothing too serious, so that means that hopefully I’ll be back in no time.”

Senna and his co-drivers came entered Silverstone fifth in the drivers’ world championship after a fourth-place overall finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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