Wickens anticipated to make cockpit return this week
Robert Wickens is anticipated to make a return to the cockpit this week and switch his first laps at velocity since struggling accidents to his spinal wire and different areas in a 2018 crash on the Pocono NTT IndyCar Sequence occasion. IMSA has scheduled a press convention with the Canadian ace on Tuesday, and no extra particulars have been supplied.
Wickens has been actively pursuing the prospect to renew his driving profession with using hand controls, seeking to open-wheel and sports activities automobiles as choices whereas he continues the rehabilitation course of aimed toward regaining full use of his legs.
Previous to the Pocono crash, Wickens was on his approach to stardom in IndyCar, having certified on pole for his first race, earned two second-place finishes, and 7 runs inside the highest 5 from 14 begins as a rookie with what’s now Arrow McLaren SP.
Wickens spent the years previous his IndyCar transfer working up the junior open-wheel ladder, successful the Method BMW USA championship in 2006 and the European Method Renault 3.5 Sequence title in 2011. With no choices to proceed transferring in direction of Method 1, he shifted his consideration to the DTM from 2012-2017, incomes a finest championship end of fourth in 2016 as a part of Mercedes’ manufacturing unit line-up. Wickens additionally made one IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship begin with Starworks Motorsport within the LMPC class in 2017 on the Rolex 24 At Daytona.