Following his speedway incident 13 weeks ago, two-time Kerrick Sports Sedan Series champion Darren Hossack is eyeing a 2015 season finale return to the #4 Auto Union Deutsche Audi A4 as he continues to recover from his injuries.
While the timing of his comeback will ultimately depend on the continued progression of his recovery, the 45 year old from Ferntree Gully in Victoria is hopeful that the November 13-15 event at Sydney Motorsport Park is a suitable goal.
“It has been 13 weeks since the crash and my recovery is progressing as well as possible,” said Hossack.
“I am now doing leg presses every second day, swimming every day and riding a stationary bike every day. The movement in my right leg is 100 degrees and my left leg is 125 degrees, and while I am not yet strong enough to walk without a crutch I am hopeful that that will change in the coming weeks.
“It is too soon just now to get back in the car, so Jack Perkins will be taking the wheel on my behalf for Queensland Raceway’s round in August and I wish him all the best for a successful event.
“For the Wakefield Park event in October I unfortunately have work commitments that mean that I won’t be available even if my recovery has progressed sufficiently to drive – with having had so much time off recently, work really needs to take priority. That leaves Sydney as the next possible point of return, and one that I am quietly confident of meeting if all goes to plan.”
According to doctors, Hossack has another nine months of work ahead as he works towards a 100% recovery.
“The doctors are hopeful that I will make a full recovery, so we will just keep working away at it and doing what we need to do. It is a long and sometimes frustrating process but I have really appreciated everyone’s support and well wishes,” said Hossack.
“DPE Kart Technology in particular have been incredibly understanding through all of this and I can’t thank them and also my wife Mel enough for all of their support.”
For regular updates on Hossack’s progress, keep an eye on the Hossack Motorsport page by clicking here.
The Kerrick Sports Sedan Series will next be on track at Queensland Raceway across August 7-9, 2015, for round three of the 2015 Series. For full information, please visit www.sportssedans.com.au
|1. April 1-3 Sandown Motor Raceway|
|2. June 10-12 Winton Motor Raceway|
|3. July 29-31 Queensland Raceway|
|4. Sep. 9-11 Phillip Island GP Circuit|
|5. Nov. 11-13 Sydney Motorsport Park|