Jack Perkins to replace Hossack in Audi After Injury

SS1_4339Jack Perkins has been recruited to race John Gourlay’s Audi for the May 15-17 Winton round, which will be the first appearance of Sports Sedans at a V8 Supercars event in over a decade.

The 28-year-old will drive both the Audi and the #22 Holden Racing Team V8 Supercar on the Friday of the meeting as he prepares for his Pirtek Enduro Cup seat alongside James Courtney.

Hossack, who faces a lengthy recovery process after undergoing surgery on his knees this week, said he’s keen to see the Audi continue racing in his absence.

I asked John to make sure he put someone in the car; there is no reason for him not to be pursuing his racing just because I am not available, it will be good to have someone of Jack’s calibre bringing his knowledge to the table also says Hossack.

He also thanked Simpson Speedway and those who had sent him messages of support this week.

Hossack was involved in a nasty crash in a heat race at Victoria’s Simpson Speedway and suffered injuries to both knees in the subsequent impact.

“Darren had a nasty crash in the second heat and as a result has ended up in hospital,” said a Hossack Motor Sport representative on the team’s Facebook page.

“Scans show one fractured knee and one broken knee. Thanks to the Simpson Speedway staff and all our friends, crew and amazing sponsors for all your support and messages.”

The accident adds to what was already a tough start to the 2015 season for the two-time series champion, first a fire and then a puncture derailing his opening round at Sandown two weeks ago, despite being in a race winning position at several points throughout the weekend.

Head to https://www.facebook.com/hossackmotorsport to leave your best wishes to Darren, Mel and their team as he begins what is likely to be a tough recovery process.

From: http://www.speedcafe.com/