Foudroyant’s Testing Times
“Testing times”, was the expression Foudroyant Motorsport
owner Linus Ridge used to describe his weekend: on Friday evening
his team mate Piers Masarati was involved in a minor mini bus accident
near to Donington Park – Piers wasn’t driving, of course.
On Saturday evening Linus
was involved in a major car crash in Leicester, whilst also travelling
as a passenger.
Almost unbelievably later
on Saturday evening, in a totally separate incident, again as a
passenger, Foudroyant Motorsport’s Chief mechanic Matt Lacey
was involved in a crash with a friend in Mansfield.
Piers is OK, Linus will be starting physiotherapy on Wednesday,
for a dislocated shoulder and hand injuries, and Matt has some minor
had to cancel testing at Donington this Thursday, with Mike Jordan,
because the fourth and fifth knuckles on my right hand are broken,”
says Linus, “and they might need to be pinned, but I can move
my shoulder today through 360 degrees, which is good, but the old
ribs are a bit crumpled. We’ll have to see whether I can get
sorted for the Britcar race at Pembrey on May 8/9: if not it’s
Piers and Paul Dishman for both races, as we stand a very good chance
at the overall win now.”