Saturday 30 May 2015

Kazaki Nakajima fit to drive at Le Mans Testing

Toyota Gazoo Racing have announced today ( Saturday 30th May) that Kazaki Nakajima has been declared fit to drive at the Le Mans Testing session on May 31st.

You will recall that Kazuki had that big accident at Spa on April 30th that put him into hospital in Verviers with a what turned out to be a fractured vertebrae. He was then moved to Nice for specialist treatment at their neuro-radiology department.At this point his chances of driving at Le Mans looked very slim.

However his treatment has been highly successful and The FIA Medical Delegate Dr Jacques Tropenat has confirmed Kazuki’s fitness to drive after an examination on Saturday morning. The team plans to use the test session to check out whether Kazuki will be fit enough to rejoin Davidson and Buemi in the #1 TS040 Hybrid Toyota for the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans.

"I want to say a huge thank you to all the medical staff who have helped me return so quickly, not just the staff in Verviers and Nice but also the team doctor Bruno Franceschini and our physio Beppe Sebastiani. Everyone has done so much to help me; I am truly grateful. My passion for Le Mans helped to
motivate me even directly after the accident, when it looked unlikely I would be driving at Le Mans this year. I am just so happy that my Le Mans dream for 2015 is still alive and I can’t wait to get back in the car tomorrow at the test.”