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Drivers Making “Good Progress” After Spa Accidents

SRO confirms all drivers and marshal involved in crashes at 24H Spa are making good progress…

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SRO Motorsports Group has confirmed that all drivers involved in three serious accidents during the Total 24 Hours of Spa weekend have made positive progress.

In a statement, the event organizer confirmed that two of the four injured drivers and a marshall have returned home from hospital.

Drivers Andy Meyrick and Juergen Krebs remain in hospital following their collision during the main race on Saturday night, but are reportedly making “good progress” and are expected to be discharged later this week.

Krebs, who was driving the No. 666 Attempto Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3, collided with Meyrick’s No. 31 Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 at the high-speed Raidillon section.

Both competitors suffered fractures and were initially transferred to intensive care.

On Monday, Meyrick’s team-mate Seb Morris posted an Instagram photo of the Brit smiling in his hospital bed with the caption: “What an absolute inspiration of a human being. 170 miles an hour crash and already got his sense of humor straight back.”

The SRO statement also confirmed that Stephane Ortelli, who had a heavy night-time crash at Raidillon in the No. 114 Emil Frey Racing Lexus RCF GT3, has returned home after checks.

Additionally, Lamborghini Super Trofeo driver Fredrik Blomstedt and a track marshal have also been discharged following a red flag crash in the one-make support race.

After a touch with a competitor, Blomstedt’s car hit the Campus tyre barrier at high speed in front of marshal post 12.

Three other marshals who were on the post at the time of impact sustained minor injuries and were released following checks at the Spa medical center.

“SRO Motorsports Group would like to take this opportunity to once again thank all of the track workers and medical staff at Circuit Spa-Francorchamps for their efforts over the weekend,” the statement concluded.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365 and e-racing365, with a focus on the FIA World Endurance Championship and various electric racing series.

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