On Wednesday morning, Aston Martin Racing announced that Jorge de la Torre, injured on May 28th in a practice crash at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, has been released from Hartford Hospital. He has traveled back to his native Texas and will rehabilitate from his injuries there.
After his release, de la Torre released a statement thanking fans for their support.
“I want to thank everyone for having me in their thoughts and prayers,” de la Torre said. “I also want to thank my race team, fellow drivers, Aston Martin Racing and the Pirelli World Challenge Series for all their support. A special thank you to my parents for supporting me since day one. With the help of physical therapy, I look forward to returning to the series soon.”
De la Torre was involved in the same crash that hospitalized Bentley Team Absolute‘s Andrew Palmer. There have been no updates on Palmer’s condition since last Tuesday. At that time, Palmer was said to be still undergoing treatment at Harford Hospital, like de la Torre.
Bentley Motorsport put out a press release the day of the crash that indicated that Palmer suffered a head injury after he hit de la Torre’s Aston Martin at unabated speed. Palmer’s Bentley Continental GT3 suffered a mechanical failure and could not keep from hitting de la Torre. The car then vaulted over the Aston Martin and over an Armco barrier.
We at Frontstretch will continue to update the story as additional information is made available.
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