Mosport Park USC: DeltaWing forced out by Friday practice fire
|Saturday, July 12th 2014, 15:18 GMT|
The DeltaWing team will miss the United SportsCar Championship event at Mosport Park in Canada this weekend after a fire in Friday practice.
The practice session finished three minutes from the end after Andy Meyrick pulled off from the front straight with flames coming from his car as a result of a ruptured fuel line.
The fire and ensuing delamination left the team unable to repair the coupe in time for Sunday's race.
Meyrick went to the medical centre as a precaution, but is believed to have only suffered minor burns and blisters.
"Wow, that was scary," tweeted the Briton. "Big fire but no major injuries and just under observation in the medical centre."
Team manager Tim Keene said: "It's disappointing, because we were so quick here. But we've got a new chassis back at the shop, so we'll get back on track as quickly as possible."
OAK Racing's Gustavo Yacaman was the quickest of the session as the Colombian produced a quick lap of 1m09.853s - the only driver to break the 1m10s barrier.
BORIS SAID ESCAPES SERIOUS INJURY
Boris Said was also transported to an area hospital following a heavy accident during Friday's second practice session.
The Marsh Racing driver slammed into the Turn 1 barriers and the 51-year-old has been diagnosed with a broken rib.
His Corvette Daytona Prototype has been withdrawn from the race. Eric Curran was due to share the car with Said on Sunday.