Miracles sometimes happen! Thanks to some behind-the-scenes logistics overnight, Attila Tassi will be able to take part in the TCR International Series event at the Salzburgring after escaping unscathed from a major shunt yesterday.
See the accident here.
The young Hungarian driver was discharged from the medical centre after a thorough check and declared able to race, if only he had a car…
His Honda Civic had suffered extensive damage in the high-speed impact against the Armco barrier at Turn 9. It was impossible to fix the car at the track, so the Civic was stripped and its shell will be sent to JAS for a possible repair.
While the M1RA mechanics were working on the wreck, phone calls were exchanged between the team and JAS, and soon a new car was loaded onto a flat-bed truck that left Milan on an overnight journey to Austria.
The truck arrived at the circuit at 4:00am, the team crew leapt into action to apply the livery and the car finally passed scrutineering in the early morning, although Tassi will be dropped to the back of the grid for Race 1 because of the engine change.
Team principal Norbert Michelisz said: “It has been a fantastic effort from everybody at JAS and in the team. We all wanted to do our best and give Attila the possibility to race, because our aim is to win the championship.”
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